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AR# 37457

PlanAhead Design Assistant - Where do I find information on closing timing within PlanAhead?


I'm trying to use PlanAhead to close timing on my design. I am not familiar with timing closure within PlanAhead. Where can I find more information on how to use PlanAhead to close timing?

Note:This Answer Record is a part of the Xilinx PlanAhead Solution Center(Xilinx Answer 37100). The Xilinx PlanAhead Solution Center is available to address all questions related to PlanAhead. Whether you are starting a new design with PlanAhead or troubleshooting a problem, use the PlanAhead Solution Center to guide you to the right information.


There are resources available to assist with timing closure inside PlanAhead. Please see the following documents.

Floorplanning Methodology Guide

PlanAhead Software Tutorial: Design Analysis and Floorplanning for Performance

In addition, Xilinx has a variety of other resources available to assist with Timing Closure in general as well as other specific tools to assist.Please see the following documents.

Xilinx WP287:Timing Closure Exploration with SmartXplorerand PlanAhead Tools

PlanAhead Software Tutorial: Leveraging Design Preservation for Predictable Results

-smartguide in Chapter 7 and Chapter 10 of the Command Line Tools User Guide

Xilinx WP362: Repeatable Results with Design Preservation
AR# 37457
Date 02/25/2013
Status Archive
Type General Article
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