Total gate delay is then:
device delay = (intrinsic delay) + (output load x derating factor).
The track-dependent output loading is a library constant times the track area.
The load-dependent part is the sum of the input loads of all of the devices being fed.
For short, non-clock nets (less than 0.1 wavelength), include propagation delay in the gate derating and assume the signal arrives at all points simultaneously.
Only know track length post layout. Pre-layout and pre-synthesis we can predict net lengths from Rent's Rule and RTL-level heuristics.
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