Fast path-based timing analysis for CPPR

Tsung Wei Huang, Pei Ci Wu, Martin D.F. Wong

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Abstract

Common-path-pessimism removal (CPPR) is a pivotal step to achieve accurate timing signoff. Unnecessary pessimism might arise quality-of-result (QoR) concerns such as reporting worse violations than the true timing properties owned by the physical circuit. In other words, signoff timing report will conclude a lower clock frequency at which circuits can operate than actual silicon implementations. Therefore, we introduce in this paper a fast path-based timing analysis for CPPR. Unlike existing approaches which are dominated by explicit path search, we perform implicit path representation which yields significantly smaller search space and faster runtime. Specifically, our algorithm is superior in both space and time saving, from which the memory storage and important timing quantities are available in constant space and constant time per path during the search. Experimental results on industrial benchmarks released from TAU 2014 timing analysis contest have shown that our algorithm won the first place and achieved the best result in terms of accuracy and runtime over all participating teams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2014 - Digest of Technical Papers
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages596-599
Number of pages4
EditionJanuary
ISBN (Electronic)9781479962785
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 5 2015
Event2014 33rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2014 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Nov 2 2014Nov 6 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD
NumberJanuary
Volume2015-January
ISSN (Print)1092-3152

Other

Other2014 33rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period11/2/1411/6/14

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Huang, T. W., Wu, P. C., & Wong, M. D. F. (2015). Fast path-based timing analysis for CPPR. In 2014 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, ICCAD 2014 - Digest of Technical Papers (January ed., pp. 596-599). [7001413] (IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD; Vol. 2015-January, No. January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCAD.2014.7001413