Unity Bus Planner [datasheet]
Unity Bus Planner (datasheet)
Abstract – Unity Bus Planner automates Bus and Repeater-Cell Planning for Custom Microprocessor Designs. Modern microprocessor designs, particularly those with multicore architectures, include hundreds of datapaths that traverse the width or length of a chip, some of which are very wide(1000+ bit) buses. To meet signal timing and slope targets for these buses and critical-signal nets, designers must insert a series of repeater cells to improve the speed of the signal. Until now, bus planning, routing, bus interleaving and repeater-cell insertion have been manual tasks. But the numbers of buses and nets in complex microprocessor designs has made a manual approach
impractical, both in terms of execution time and accuracy. Pulsic Unity Bus Planner is the first and only automated product to provide an easy, GUI-driven, guide-based methodology for interactive planning and routing of multiple large buses and associated repeater cells.