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  • August 19, 2011: A corrected version of the benchmark suite has been posted to the Downloads section. This version corrects several ".ta" files of sequential circuits where, in some situations, the slack values reported were wrong or not reported.
  • August 18, 2011: A corrected version of the benchmark suite has been posted to the Downloads section. This version corrects the input file "ff.net" and several ".ta" files where, in some situations, the slack values reported were wrong.
  • August 2, 2011: Several combinational and sequential benchmark files with solutions have been posted to the Downloads section.
  • August 2, 2011: An updated version of the contest rules is now available in the Downloads section. This version incorporates the following changes:
    • made explicit that fall and rise arrival times and slews should be printed in the output (see Section 4);
    • added a section with implementation tips (see Section 7).
  • July 26, 2011: An updated version of the contest rules is now available in the Downloads section. This version incorporates the following changes:
    • changes in Eqns. (11), (12) and (13).
  • July 25, 2011: An updated library file is available in the Downloads section. This version incorporates the following corrections:
    • the input capacitances are now correctly represented in scientific notation and in Farad;
    • the CK->Q delays, that were missing, have now been added.
  • July 21, 2011: Several combinational input files are available in the Downloads section. More benchmarks will be posted shortly.
  • July 14, 2011: An updated version of the contest rules is now available in the Downloads section. This version incorporates the following changes:
    • primary input slew is now defined in the netlist file (see Section 6.1);
    • clock node and period are now defined in the netlist file (see Section 6.1);
    • clarifies the nodes for which slacks should be reported in the output (see Section 4);
    • clarifies that the preset and clear values should be ignored for the timing analysis task proposed in this contest (see Section 4).
  • June 7, 2011: The contest rules are available in the Downloads section.