Intel® Hyperflex™ Architecture High-Performance Design Handbook

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Date 12/08/2023
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2.3.3. Use Registers Instead of Multicycle Exceptions

Often designs contain modules with complex combinational logic (such as CRCs and other arithmetic functions) that require multiple clock cycles to process. You constrain these modules with multicycle exceptions that relax the timing requirements through the block. You can use these modules and constraints in designs targeting Intel® Hyperflex™ architecture FPGAs. Refer to the Design Considerations for Multicycle Paths section for more information.

Alternatively, you can insert a number of register stages in one convenient place in a module, and the Compiler balances them automatically for you. For example, if you have a CRC function to pipeline, you do not need to identify the optimal decomposition and intermediate terms to register. Add the registers at its input or output, and the Compiler balances them.