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AR# 4838

M1.5 - Floorplanner FAQ: Differences between M1 and XACT

Description

Keywords: M1, Floorplanner, XACT, differences

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
This solution record describes the major differences between M1 and XACT. In appearance and general manner of operation, they are very similar. All of the major functions provided in XACT are still present in M1.

Solution

The main differences are:

1. Infrastructure changes are required to integrate the tool into the M1 flow. Because the underlying files (.ngd, .ncd) in M1 are different from those in XACT (.map, .lca), a whole new system was created to support floorplanning.

2. Area-based floorplanning is a truly new and powerful function that aids large FPGA designs. This was not a significant capability in XACT.
AR# 4838
Date Created 08/31/2007
Last Updated 07/09/2001
Status Archive
Type ??????