The input delay is defined relative to a clock at the interface of the device. Unless
set_clock_latency has been specified on the source pin of the reference clock, the input delay corresponds to the absolute time from the launch edge, through the clock trace, the external device and the data trace. If clock latency has already been specified separately, you can ignore the clock trace delay.
The input delay values for the both types of analysis are:
Input Delay(max) = Tco(max) + Ddata(max) + Dclock_to_ExtDev(max) - Dclock_to_FPGA(min) Input Delay(min) = Tco(min) + Ddata(min) + Dclock_to_ExtDev(min) - Dclock_to_FPGA(max)
The following figure shows a simple example of input delay constraints for both setup (max) and
hold (min) analysis, assuming the
sysClk clock has already been defined
set_input_delay -max -clock sysClk 5.4 [get_ports DIN] set_input_delay -min -clock sysClk 2.1 [get_ports DIN]
A negative input delay means that the data arrives at the interface of the device before the launch clock edge.