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2. Select IC Compiler, and then select a release in the list that appears. About This Guide The IC Compiler tool provides a complete netlist-to-GDSII or netlist-to-clock tree synthesis design solution, which combines proprietary design planning, physical synthesis, clock tree synthesis, and routing for logical and physical design implementations throughout the design flow. This guide describes the IC Compiler design planning flow; the companion volume, IC Compiler Implementation User Guide , describes the implementation and integration flow. Audience This user guide is for design engineers who use IC Compiler to implement designs. To use IC Compiler, you need to be skilled in physical design and design synthesis and be familiar with the following: Physical design principles The Linux or UNIX operating system The tool command language (Tcl)
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Preface About This Guide xvii IC Compiler Design Planning User Guide Version D-2010.03-SP4 Related Publications For additional information about IC Compiler, see Documentation on the Web, which is available through SolvNet at the following address: You might also want to see the documentation for the following related Synopsys products: Design Compiler Milkyway Environment
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Preface About This Guide xviii IC Compiler Design Planning User Guide D-2010.03-SP4 IC Compiler Design Planning User Guide Version D-2010.03-SP4 Conventions The following conventions are used in Synopsys documentation. Convention Description Courier Indicates command syntax. Courier italic Indicates a user-defined value in Synopsys syntax, such as object_name . (A user-defined value that is not Synopsys syntax, such as a user-defined value in a Verilog or VHDL statement, is indicated by regular text font italic.) Courier bold Indicates user input—text you type verbatim—in Synopsys syntax and examples. (User input that is not Synopsys syntax, such as a user name or password you enter in a GUI, is indicated by regular text font bold.) [ ] Denotes optional parameters, such as pin1 [ pin2 ... pinN ] | Indicates a choice among alternatives, such as low | medium | high (This example indicates that you can enter one of three possible values for an option: low, medium, or high.) _ Connects terms that are read as a single term by the system, such as set_annotated_delay Control-c Indicates a keyboard combination, such as holding down the Control key and pressing c. \ Indicates a continuation of a command line. / Indicates levels of directory structure. Edit > Copy Indicates a path to a menu command, such as opening the Edit menu and choosing Copy.
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Preface Customer Support xix IC Compiler Design Planning User Guide Version D-2010.03-SP4 Customer Support Customer support is available through SolvNet online customer support and through contacting the Synopsys Technical Support Center.
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