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Software to silicon [hardware compilation]

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The principles of hardware compilation could be set to rewrite the rule book of silicon design. This article describes Handel-C, a parallel programming language that is providing programmers with a route to FPGA-based VLSI design, not by offering them a familiar programming environment combined with access to the parallel constructs familiar to the hardware designer, but by expressing the parallelism at a totally different level of abstraction; it doesn't describe the hardware like an HDL does - it describes the computation

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IEE Review  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 5 )