Design Space Explorer II Tool

The Design Space Explorer II tool (Tools > Launch Design Space Explorer II) allows you to find optimal project settings for resource, performance, or power optimization goals.

DSE II processes a design using combinations of settings and constraints, and reports the best combination of settings and constraints for the design. You can also take advantage of the DSE II parallelization abilities to compile on multiple computers to get faster results.

Note: When comparing the results of different seed sweeps with DSE II, changing any of the following variables can cause differences in the compilation results between seed sweeps, resulting in a somewhat different fit in each case:
  • The number or type of CPUs that DSE II uses to perform the seed sweeps
  • Any change to the operating system
  • Any change to source file content or location
  • Any change to the Compiler settings or Timing Analyzer settings