Physical Aware Timing ECOs - Challenges and Solutions

September 09, 2014 // By Syed Shakir Iqbal, Hans Jain, Gourav Kapoor, Freescale Semiconductors India Pvt. Ltd

Multi-corner multi-mode physical aware timing ECOs have been well appreciated throughout the design community. However with a very fragile maturity and growing design complexity physical aware ECOs are presented with a variety of challenges that need to be taken care off.

This paper discusses some of these major challenges and their strategic solutions that can help in improving the usability of physical aware ECOs in signoff environment.

Timing ECOs have always been a major challenge for physical design engineers especially during signoff execution.
Timing ECOs, Freescale