Thursday, October 2, 2014

Understanding the InTime tool's approach

Solving timing problems via software tools has always been the exclusive domain of the FPGA vendors. As designers, we are conditioned to run timing analysis, examine timing reports and then close timing by changing RTL and constraints. Occasionally, (favorite tip received so far), I'm told to update the FPGA software to the newest version or patch.

When faced with a 3rd-party timing closure tool like our InTime software, many designers, beginners and veterans alike, have many questions and probably express a healthy dose of skepticism.

This post hopes to answer some of them. Please feel free to ping us if you have more.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Top 3 features in InTime 1.1.7

We leapfrogged 1.1.6 because we got a ton of requests. So here is InTime version 1.1.7.  What are the top 3 features worth checking out? Here's my list.

For a detailed list of changes, please see the release notes.