Timing Analyzer set_clock_latency Command

There are two forms of clock latency: source and network. Source latency is the propagation delay from the origin of the clock to the clock definition point (for example, a clock port), and network latency is the propagation delay from a clock definition point to a register’s clock pin. The total latency (or clock propagation delay) at a register’s clock pin is the sum of the source and network latencies in the clock path.

You can use the set_clock_latency command to specify input delay constraints to ports in the design. The following list shows the set_clock_latency command including the available options:

set_clock_latency
     -source
     [-rise | -fall]
     [-late | -early]
     <delay>
     <object list>

Table 1 describes the options for the set_clock_latency command.

Table 1. Options Description for set_clock_latency Command

Option Description
-sourceSpecify a source latency.
-rise | -fallSpecify the rising or falling delays.
-late | -earlySpecifies the earliest or the latest arrival times to the clock.
<delay>Specifies the delay value.
<object list>Specifies the clocks or clock sources if a clock is clocked by more than one clock.

The Timing Analyzer automatically computes network latencies, therefore, the set_clock_latency command specifies only the source latencies.