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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

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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.

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Published date: January 1997
Organisations: EEE


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Date deposited: 27 Oct 1999
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:11

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Author: T.P.K. Nijhar
Author: A.D. Brown

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