Optimized Implementation Of A Gigahertz+ ARM® Cortex™-A15 Processor
This presentation was delivered by Brian Millar of Samsung at ARM TechCon 2012. It describes how the Synopsys Galaxy™ Implementation Platform was used for a high performance, low power implementation of an ARM® Cortex™-A15 processor for mobile applications. It discusses the successful application and trade-offs of key technologies and techniques starting from synthesis to place and route that enabled the high performance. Technologies highlighted include topographical synthesis, physical datapath, clock mesh, multivoltage design, and multicorner/multimode optimization, all of which were used successfully by the design team to achieve the aggressive performance/power target and an improvement of 20% over traditional implementation techniques.