Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Much effort in Register Transfer Level (RTL) design has been devoted to developing \"Push-button\" types of tools. However, given the highly complex nature, and lack of control on RTL design, push-button type synthesis is not accepted by many designers. Interactive design with assistance of algorithms and tools can be more effective if it provides control to the steps of synthesis. In this paper, the authors propose an interactive RTL design environment which enables designers to control the design steps and to integrate hardware components into a system.