RTL Restructuring Issues

Why making changes in chip design needs to happen as early as possible.


Modification of modules in RTL is the last place in chip design where changes can be made relatively easily before they reach physical design, but it’s still as complicated as the design itself — and it becomes more difficult in 3D-ICs. Jim Schultz, product marketing manager for digital design implementation at Synopsys, talks about grouping and ungrouping, re-parenting, and breaking connections logically, and he explains why logical hierarchy must map to the physical hierarchy and where errors can creep into a design.

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