Exploiting Model-Knowledge in High-Level Synthesis

Provided by: University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
High-level synthesis tools are gaining more and more acceptance in industrial design flows. While they increase productivity in implementing a single complex hardware module, synthesizing and optimizing many hardware components simultaneously is still an open problem. Here, domain-specific models and specifications are seen as a key ingredient to raise the level of abstraction in future design flows. In this paper, the authors present a novel model-based synthesis framework which provides for efficient high-level-synthesis of streaming applications modeled as a set of communicating processes.

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