I have started working on Soc Encounter 4.1, after giving all inputs, i do get 3 things:
2. Top module
3. Hard Macros
here are the questions on that
1. after going to next steps i found, we r placing these hard macros inside the core, is that the only aim to place these hard macros properly in core???????
2.where does standard cells comes into the picture? as we r only placing the hard macros, nor we can see what is inside that?
You need to cut rows in the core area to place the standard cells after decideing on your floorplan . When you apply place-> standardcells & block placmentfrom the encounter gui window keeping the macros you have already placed as "FIXED" the std cells would be placed based on the options you provide in the place dailog box.I am assuming that you have standard cell logic on the top_level of your design. If it is inside your macros,then ypu need to design these macros frist and than use the LEF of these mocros for yopur top_level floorplan.Hope I have answersd ure question.