Router Timing Summary - 2024.1 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Implementation (UG904)

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At the end of the routing process, the router reports an estimated timing summary calculated using actual routing delays. However, to improve run time, the router uses incremental timing updates rather than doing the full timing computation to calculate the timing summary. Consequently, the estimated WNS can be more pessimistic (by a few ps) than actual timing. It is therefore possible for the router WNS to be negative while the actual WNS is positive. If the router reports estimated WNS that is negative, the message is a warning, not a critical warning.

Tip: When you run route_design -directive Explore, the router timing summary is based on signoff timing.
Important: You must check the actual signoff timing using report_timing_summary or run route_design with the -timing_summary option.