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AR# 3461

M1.4 PAR - PAR runs out of memory during placement of design with hard macros (.nmc's) that contain routing information.

Description

A case has been seen where PAR runs out of memory during
placement of of a design with hard macros (.nmc). The memory usage ramps up steadily during placer iterations. The problem
was found to be related to the placement of hard macros that
contain routing information. A patch is available for M1.4.

Solution

A fix for this PAR error is included in the current M1.4 Core
Applications patch available from the Xilinx Download Area:

Solaris: http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/M1.4_alliance/core_sol17_m14.tar.Z
SunOS http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/M1.4_alliance/core_sun17_m14.tar.Z
HPUX: http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/M1.4_alliance/core_hp17_m14.tar.Z
Win95/NT: http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/M1.4_alliance/core_nt17.zip


AR# 3461
Date Created 08/31/2007
Last Updated 10/20/2008
Status Archive
Type General Article