Key Benefits

  • Ensures timing constraints are correct and complete
  • Shortens design cycles with a comprehensive analysis environment that checks the creation and integration of block-level and top-level constraints
  • Validates that CDCs have proper synchronizers in place, easily visualized through a FIFO manager

Cadence® Conformal® Constraint Designer provides a complete and efficient path to develop and manage constraints and clock-domain crossings (CDCs), ensuring they are functionally correct from RTL to layout. By pinpointing real design issues quickly and accurately, delivering higher quality timing constraints, and finding issues with clock-domain synchronizers, the solution helps you reduce overall design cycle times and enhance quality of silicon in complex SoC designs.

With Conformal Constraint Designer, you can reduce the risk of respins through formal validation of constraints. Since the solution quickly validates failing timing paths as functionally false, it speeds convergence for timing closure. It also creates initial constraints effortlessly with the SDC advisor.