You can benefit greatly from a proper synthesis strategy. Such strategies include knowing the final target architecture, knowing what coding problems could arise, and understanding what performance the periphery will require. You should also understand how to use IP. Are models available? Is cost an issue? Your initial setup can greatly affect productivity and help you achieve quicker peripheral timing closure.

In this article, I’ll describe a known good strategy while using Synplify Pro tools.

Reprinted with permission from Xcell Journal / Fourth Quarter 2005. Article © Xcell Journal.