Area Constraint Propagation in High Level Synthesis

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
Hardware compilers which generate hardware descriptions from high-level languages are rapidly gaining in popularity. These generated descriptions are used to obtain fast implementations of software/hardware solutions in heterogeneous computing platforms. However, to obtain optimal solutions under certain platform constraints, the authors need intelligent hardware compilers that choose proper values for the different design parameters automatically. In this paper, they present a two-step algorithm to optimize the performance for different area constraints. The design parameters under investigation are the maximum unroll factor and the optimal allocation of resource types.

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