In theory, physical synthesis tools have all the necessary information about the layout; in practice, they must be correlated very carefully to real-world layout data.
The design of a chip involves many stages, from system specification and architectural design, all the way to the fabrication and packaging of the final silicon that goes into a device. During this cycle, it is crucial to have reliable estimates of timing and area in order to plan properly and meet expectations.
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The Article will take a look into the physical design (or backend design) portion of the process; specifically, at the correlation of timing and area within the steps associated with the physical design.
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