How to report overall timing through a complete pipeline, start to finish, to determine if the any stages can be removed.
i.e. -from start_ff -through pl1ff -through pl2ff -through pl3ff -through pl4ff -to finish_ff ; reports total slack = +2.5 clock periods = safely remove two stages.
RTL design reuse has pipeline instantiated specifically for previous layout, the current layout is much smaller and the pipeline probably has too many stages.
I need to determine the worst / critical path in a 24k wide, 8 stage, randomly placed pipeline.