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Object-oriented domain specific compilers for programming FPGAs

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4 Author(s)
Mencer, O. ; Lucent Technol. Bell Labs., Murray Hill, NJ, USA ; Platzner, M. ; Morf, M. ; Flynn, M.

Simplifying the programming models is paramount to the success of reconfigurable computing with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). This paper presents a methodology to combine true object-oriented design of the compiler/CAD tool with an object-oriented hardware design methodology in C++. The resulting system provides all the benefits of object-oriented design to the compiler/CAD tool designer and to the hardware designer/programmer. The two examples for domain-specific compilers presented are BSAT and StReAm. Each domain-specific compiler is targeted at a very specific application domain, such as applications that accelerate Boolean satisfiability problems with BSAT, and applications which lend themselves for implementation as a stream architecture with StReAm. The key benefit of the presented domain specific compilers is a reduction of design time by orders of magnitude while keeping the optimal performance of hand-designed circuits.

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Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 1 )