US 9,811,621 B2
Implementing integrated circuit designs using depopulation and repopulation operations
Kimberly Anne Bozman, Surrey (CA); David Ian Milton, Oshawa (CA); and Nishanth Sinnadurai, Scarborough (CA)
Assigned to Altera Corporation, San Jose, CA (US)
Filed by Altera Corporation, San Jose, CA (US)
Filed on May 1, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/702,627.
Prior Publication US 2016/0321390 A1, Nov. 3, 2016
Int. Cl. G06F 17/50 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 17/505 (2013.01) 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for operating circuit design computing equipment, comprising:
with the circuit design computing equipment, receiving a circuit design description that includes a register coupled between first and second circuit design elements;
with the circuit design computing equipment, performing a depopulation operation that removes the register; and
with the circuit design computing equipment, performing the routing operation that connects the first circuit design element to the second circuit design element without passing through the removed register.