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Design Automation Conference 2017 in Austin, TX came and went before one could say, “Congress Bridge Bats!” A big Thank You to everyone who came by. It was very good getting to know you and hear about your design challenges and requirements — FPGA as well as ASIC ones. Devices and designs are both getting […]

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In this blog post we evaluate the performance of Vivado 2016.4 and Vivado 2017.1 using InTime. Overall, we conducted three experiments pitting 2016.4 against 2017.1. Under our test conditions, Vivado 2017.1 achieves better results, albeit the difference was slight for Experiment 1. Total Negative Slack and Worst Slack in Vivado 2017.1 were much better in Experiments […]

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For those who know our history, Plunify was born in the cloud. Our very first prototype of InTime was developed, executed and tested on Amazon Web Services. During those days, we only had to contend with EC2, EBS and S3. We even had to implement AES encryption in S3 ourselves (nowadays it is a checkbox!). […]

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If you are reading this, the odds are that you or someone in your company is facing / has faced FPGA design challenges. Timing closure is the single most important obstacle to implementing a successful FPGA application. Bruce Talley, former VP of Software at Xilinx and Plunify technical advisor, is one of the most qualified […]

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Based on feedback, we understand that it is sometimes not easy for users to send us InTime log files when they encounter an issue. This is because the log files may contain what is seen as confidential information. In order to set our customers at ease, we have included a Tcl script to replace sensitive […]

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It is common knowledge that Vivado uses an analytical place and route engine for better and more predictable design closure, and in the process, got rid of the “cost table” (also commonly known as random seeds) user options. What may be less well-known is that designers still have ways to introduce randomness into Vivado placement, and […]

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The notion of a self-driving or autonomous vehicle is firmly embedded in the collective consciousness; we’ve come quite a way since the days when such things were the stuff of science fiction. Now everyone knows what a self-driving car is, and quite possible has seen one in action on nearby roads. In search of timing closure… […]

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Of all the good things that OpenCL promises, the most attractive proposition is how different processors and cores in a multi-compute-core system can be utilised and maximised with a single programming framework. The ability to combine processing modules of different capabilities to perform particular tasks is, of course, the heterogenous computing concept that has been […]

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I think that most of us have experienced times when we were steadily going about our lives, absorbed in our daily routines and tasks, often content in the knowledge that whatever it was, we were making steady progress on all fronts; and then life suddenly throws a curveball. Imagine a person whom you regard as […]

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In this edition we have some exciting updates about our new office in East Singapore, new Sales Reps onboard, an exciting investment announcement and last but not least, the upcoming release of InTime version 1.4.4. Plunify opens new headquarters in eastern Singapore Plunify appoints new reps in Beijing and Israel New InTime software version 1.4.4 […]

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