Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Ravel-XL: a hardware accelerator for assigned-delay compiled-code logic gate simulation

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)

We describe the design of Ravel-XL, a hardware accelerator for assigned-delay compiled-code logic gate simulation. After a brief review of the underlying Ravel simulation algorithm, we describe the major factors that influenced the hardware design, particularly the interaction between the instruction execution and operand bandwidth requirements. The initial CMOS VLSI implementation of the accelerator contains a 2K word data cache, occupies approximately 1.9 cm2 of die area with 256 pins and approximately 900,000 transistors. Simulation results predicts operation at a clock rate of 33 MHz. This provides a speedup of about 50 over the software implementation of Ravel, about 50 over a compiled event-driven simulator, and about 500 over an interpreted event-driven simulator. We conclude with some planned design improvements that will allow an approximate doubling of the clock rate

Published in:

Computer Design: VLSI in Computers and Processors, 1993. ICCD '93. Proceedings., 1993 IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference:

3-6 Oct 1993

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.