01-13-2012 02:27 AM
It is identical to the difference between the cat and its tail :smileywink:
Can the poster, or anyone else, clarify the difference? i.e. details on Why PlanAhead and why not ISE? What edge(s) does PlanAhead have over ISE, exactly?
01-15-2012 07:23 PM
ISE is essentially an integrated environment which can lauch standalone point tools.
PlanAhead involves many capablities that cannot be achieved in ISE, i.e. floorplanning, I/O pin planning, design visiualization and analysis. You can use powerful debug and analysis features of PlanAhead to assist timing closure.