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Author Knapp, D.W.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1991
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Feedback ♦ Costs ♦ Wiring ♦ High level synthesis ♦ Logic testing ♦ Software tools ♦ Software testing ♦ Very large scale integration ♦ Hardware design languages ♦ Software algorithms
Abstract Describes recent experience with Fasolt, a software tool that automatically optimizes a register-level datapath. Fasolt uses a model of layout to drive the choice of optimizing transformations at the levels of scheduling and allocation; hence it is a feedback-driven optimization system. In choosing transformations, Fasolt takes placement and wiring into account in a way that has not been demonstrated in any other high-level synthesis system. Fasolt is also cyclic in that high-level transformations trigger changes at lower levels, which after analysis trigger further high-level changes. This implementation of Fasolt has an expanded set of transformation rules, timing-driven and area-driven transformations, and improved layout modeling capability. The authors present experimental results on three basic test cases and two major variations on the layout software.<<ETX>>
Description Author affiliation: Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL, USA (Knapp, D.W.)
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1991-02-25
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 504.60 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 129
Ending Page 134


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library