Functional ECOs (engineering change orders) are an important part of the design cycle, enabling design teams to respond quickly to frequent, unexpected, and last-minute register-transfer logic (RTL) functional changes. ECOs are unavoidable, however, they are necessary to fix functional verification bugs or to add critical new features, which enable designers to deliver products with minimal risk for defects and on schedule.
Given the schedule pressures under which the ECO generation process operates, it is essential to:
- Start the ECO generation process as soon as ECO RTL is ready
- Generate a patch as fast as possible
- Ensure patch accuracy and minimal disturbance to the implemented design
In this Synopsys webinar, presenters from Qualcomm and Synopsys will share how Synopsys Formality ECO’s targeted synthesis and net-based regions technologies accurately zoom in and synthesize only the regions inside modules affected by the ECO avoiding the time-consuming approach of a full re-synthesis. This approach enables Qualcomm to rapidly create compact, functionally correct, and timing-aware patches and meet its aggressive time-to-market requirements.