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AR# 56371

Vivado Synthesis - How do you speed up XDC constraints processing during synthesis?


Constraints processing can take a significant amount of time during synthesis. How can I avoid these longer runtimes?


When you are synthesizing designs using Vivado Synthesis, there could be situations when the runtimes are longer due to the constraint validation phase. Typically, it is due to the expansion of wild-card characters (*) present in the constraint file for objects related to set_max_delay constraints.

To avoid this problem, use separate constraint files for synthesis and implementation and move the backend constraints to the implementation constraint file. This will help differentiate synthesis and backend constraints, and also reduces synthesis longer runtimes during the constraint validation phase. In addition, reducing the number of objects that the wild-card * character can match can also speed up the XDC constraint processing and thereby reducing longer runtimes.

AR# 56371
Date 06/19/2013
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • Vivado Design Suite