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TAU 2016

ACM International Workshop on Timing Issues in the Specification and Synthesis of Digital Systems

March 10-11, 2016
Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, Santa Rosa, California

TAU 2016 timing contest topic:
Timing macro-modeling [Contest website]

The TAU 2016 timing contest is now closed.

The increase in the size of modern chip designs is forcing a paradigm shift from a traditional "flat timing" model to a "hierarchical timing" model. In the new paradigm, designs may be hierarchically partitioned into sub-blocks (or macros) that are timed in isolation (out-of-context), followed by a generation of a simplified timing macro-model that is plugged at the parent level of hierarchy. This aditionally enables re-use of macros and a parallel chip design and optimization environment.

The TAU 2016 contest will introduce contestants to the concept of hierarchical timing via timing macro-models. Challenges during timing macro-modeling will be highlighted. The goals of this year's TAU contest are:

Prior year contests