A VHDL Behavioural Synthesis System with Floating Point Support

Baidas, Z.A., Brown, A.D. and Williams, A.C. (2000) A VHDL Behavioural Synthesis System with Floating Point Support. In, Forum on Design Languages 2000 (FDL 2000), Tübingen, 04 - 08 Sep 2000. , 31-36.


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This paper describes an enhancement to the MOODS (Multiple Objective Optimisation in Data and control path Synthesis) behavioural VHDL synthesis system to support the processing of designs containing floating-point (and complex) arithmetic. In particular, the development of a floating-point module library and a floating-point optimiser capable of making strategic decisions about the high level binding of each floating-point operation in a way that meets the users pre-defined goal. The floating-point modules are based around either iterative generating techniques or lookup tables; either way, the scope of optimisation is considerable, especially when targeting limited architectures such as FPGAs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > EEE
ePrint ID: 254055
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September 2000Published
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2001
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2016 13:30
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/254055

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