Hardware C - A Language for Hardware Design
STANFORD UNIV CA COMPUTER SYSTEMS LAB
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High-level synthesis is the transformation from a behavioral level specification of hardware to a register transfer level description, which may be mapped to a VLSI implementation. The success of high-level synthesis systems is heavily dependent on how effectively the behavioral language captures the ideas of the designer in a simple and understandable way. This paper describes Hardware C, a hardware description language that is based on the C programming language, extended with notions of concurrent processes, message passing, explicit instantiation of procedures, and templates. The language is used by the HERCULES High-Level Synthesis System. Keyword and Phrases High-level synthesis, Hardware description languages.
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