Hardware specific optimization on RTL description

(1994) Hardware specific optimization on RTL description. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.


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High-level Synthesis (HLS) refers to the process of translating a high-level specification of the behavior of a digital system into a structural design. The outcome is a netlist of Register Transfer Level (RTL) components, such as ALUs, registers, multiplexers and their interconnections. Because of its complexity, HLS is broken into several steps, where a subset of the overall problem is solved in each step. The steps move the source specification into a target specification, through several intermediate forms (IFs). Due to the ample code generated from BRPN, optimization techniques are exercised diligently on CRTL code. Unlike the traditional compilers optimization techniques used in HLS systems, hardware specific optimization techniques are applied. These techniques utilize hardware specific traits. The major contributions of this work are the introduction of the stack IF in HLS and the exploitation of the hardware specific features in optimizing RTL descriptions.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Computer
Department: College of Computing and Mathematics > Computer Engineering
Committee Advisor: Sait, Sadiq M.
Committee Members: Youssef, Habib and Benten, M. S. T.
Depositing User: Mr. Admin Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2008 13:59
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 13:58
URI: http://eprints.kfupm.edu.sa/id/eprint/10209