Max and Min Delay Analysis - 2024.1 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Design Analysis and Closure Techniques (UG906)

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Timing analysis is the static verification that a design's timing behavior will be predictable once loaded and run on hardware. It considers a range of manufacturing and environmental variations that are combined into delay models that are grouped by timing corners and corner variations. It is sufficient to analyze timing against all the recommended corners, and for each corner, to perform all the checks under the most pessimistic conditions. For example, a design targeted to an AMD FPGA must pass the four following analyses:

  • Max delay analysis in Slow Corner
  • Min delay analysis in Slow Corner
  • Max delay analysis in Fast Corner
  • Min delay analysis in Fast Corner

Depending on the check performed, the delays that represent the most pessimistic situation are used. This is the reason why the following checks and delay types are always associated: