A Scripting Engine for Combining Design Transformations

Provided by: Imperial College London
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
To implement complex designs quickly, designers increasingly turn to high-level design descriptions, which ease design capture and design space exploration, and allow rapid prototyping and fast time to market. This paper describes a scripting engine based on the python language and the ROSE compiler framework. The authors' scripting engine supports hardware design involving both syntax-directed transformations such as loop coalescing, and goal-directed transformations such as geometric programming. They show how customizing the composition and parameterization of design transformations can lead to designs with different trade-offs in performance and resource usage.

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