Design Compiler Graphical

Create a Better Starting Point for Faster Physical Implementation

Continuing the trend of delivering innovative synthesis technology, Design Compiler® Graphical delivers superior quality of results and streamlines the flow for a faster, more predictable design implementation. Design Compiler Graphical uses advanced optimizations combined with accurate net delay modeling to achieve 5% faster timing post-placement. It extends DC Ultra™ topographical technology to provide physical guidance to IC Compiler, tightening timing and area correlation between synthesis and placement to 5% while speeding-up IC Compiler placement by 1.5X.


  • Advanced optimizations deliver 10% faster timing QoR
  • Physical guidance to IC Compiler tightens correlation of timing, area and power to within 5% and speeds placement by 1.5X
  • Accurate pre- and post-synthesis congestion prediction and congestion-driven optimization eases routing
  • Gate-to-gate optimization for smaller area on new or legacy designs while maintaining timing Quality of Results (QoR)
  • Cross-probing between RTL, and design views such as schematic, timing reports and physical views for faster debugging
  • Early physical visualization and debugging identifies layout issues prior to physical implementation
  • Floorplan exploration for faster design convergence to an optimal floorplan
  • 2X faster runtime on quad-core compute servers
  • Concurrent multi-corner, multi-mode (MCMM) synthesis
Design Compiler Graphical produces a better starting point for faster physical implementation