various synthesis stages.
Synthesis steps from digital design from previous topic are discussed below.
Stage 1. Required inputs to EDA tool -
The input RTL, is the behavioural model of the functional specs of the hardware we want .
The input Technology library, is a database of all technology elements like flops, fundamental gates and memories which are required to map behavioural rtl design into structural design.
The technology library has
dedicated specifications in terms of operating voltage, area & operating conditions like temperature. Required wireload, in/out timings and logical symbols are also part of technology library.
In short its a database of all structural resources required to convert a RTL design into gate level netlist. Comprehensive details on structure of Synthesis Technology libraries are discussed here.