a balanced layout as a design that has symmetrical performance as a
result of intelligent connectivity within its structure as well as a symmetrical
Often, implementing balanced circuitry has the following effects:
• Reduced power in a world where designers are dealing with the large power
consumption of today’s chips and are trying to avoid needing fans to cool
chips down to the optimum working temperature.
• Timing symmetry. This is especially important in analog and RF designs,
where the timing of each switching device is critical.
• Definition of more detailed connectivity models to accurately capture the
balanced nature of the design.