Design Rule Checks - 2023.2 English

Power Design Manager User Guide (UG1556)

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The PDM tool user interface is designed to prevent invalid data entry but it is not possible to validate all the values. PDM tool performs design rule checks (DRCs) to bring attention to entries causing invalid results. DRCs run automatically as data is entered and calculations are updated.

A common DRC violation is resource over utilization. Following is an example showing a DRC violation on the logic page caused by the registers exceeding the available amount.

Figure 1. Design Rule Checks