Source level optimisation of VHDL for behavioural synthesis
Nijhar, T.P.K. and Brown, A.D. (1997) Source level optimisation of VHDL for behavioural synthesis. IEE Proceedings on Computers and Digital Techniques, IEE CD, (1), 1-6.
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Optimisation in high level behavioural synthesis is usually performed by applying transforms to the datapath and control graphs. An alternative approach, however, is to apply transforms at a higher level in the process, specifically directly to the behavioural source description. This technique is analogous to the way in which the source code of a conventional sequential programming language may be processed by an optimising compiler. Applying this kind of preprocessing to a number of example behavioural VHDL source descriptions, (which are then fed into a 'conventional' synthesis system), produces structural descriptions which are up to 32% smaller and 52% faster.
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > EEE
|Date Deposited:||27 Oct 1999|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 12:38|
|Contributors:||Nijhar, T.P.K. (Author)
Brown, A.D. (Author)
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