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You can cut your run time by up to 3x (for 500k instances) by not doing scan recordering during placeDesign. You can do the following.. SETUP UP YOUR SCAN IN & SCAN OUT.setPlaceMode -noReorderScan -modulePlanplaceDesign -with_your_own_optionscanReorderoptDesign -preCtsWith the above flow, the run time is reduced at the same time congestion & timing do not get worst.li siang
Hi Li Siang,I tried out your suggestion, but does not see improvement. The design is bigger than 500K during placeDesign. Maybe I am using scandef. There are many scan chaisn due to the use of scan compressor. I think it is a easier flow to use scandef than to define scan-in and scan-out in Encounter especially with scan compressor the scan-ins and scan-outs are at defined at hier ports.Do you have any idea why disable scan reordering can make placeDesign with modulePlan run faster? Regards,Eng Han
i assumed you are using -inPlaceOpt with -modulePlan.-modulePlan wil run placement multi-time with the -inPlaceOpt to improve timing. Each re-placement will cause a scan recordering. Thus turning off the scan recordering will save some run time. If you design is not timing critical, then the re-placement might not happen and you might not see the run time saving.li siang
Hi Li Siang,I am not using "-inPlaceOpt" with -modulePlan. I using optDesign after placeDesign. This is the reason why I don't see improvement in runtime.In your experience, do you prefer to use "-inplaceOpt"? Somehow it appear to me that running in two steps give better result.Regards,Eng Han
it is design dependent. In general -inPlaceOpt with -modulePlan works pretty well due to the replacement & re-opt. In some of the block i did, i found the following woked better (gave better timing)placeDesing -modulePlanoptDesign -preCtsplaceDesign -incroptDesign -preCtsli siang