Using Hard Macros to Reduce FPGA Compilation Time

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The FPGA compilation process (synthesis, map, placement, routing) is a time-consuming
process that limits designer productivity. Compilation time can be reduced by using pre-compiled
circuit blocks (hard macros). Hard macros consist of previously synthesized,