High Level VLSI Synthesis

Today's more mature CAD techniques help close the gap between an automat ically synthesized design and a manufacturable design. Market pressures encour age designers to make use of any and all automated tools.

Author: Raul Camposano

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461539667

Category: Technology & Engineering

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The time has come for high-level synthesis. When research into synthesizing hardware from abstract, program-like de scriptions started in the early 1970' s, there was no automated path from the register transfer design produced by high-level synthesis to a complete hardware imple mentation. As a result, it was very difficult to measure the effectiveness of high level synthesis methods; it was also hard to justify to users the need to automate architecture design when low-level design had to be completed manually. Today's more mature CAD techniques help close the gap between an automat ically synthesized design and a manufacturable design. Market pressures encour age designers to make use of any and all automated tools. Layout synthesis, logic synthesis, and specialized datapath generators make it feasible to quickly imple ment a register-transfer design in silicon,leaving designers more time to consider architectural improvements. As IC design becomes more automated, customers are increasing their demands; today's leading edge designers using logic synthesis systems are training themselves to be tomorrow's consumers of high-level synthe sis systems. The need for very fast turnaround, a competitive fabrication market WhlCh makes small-quantity ASIC manufacturing possible, and the ever growing co:n plexity of the systems being designed, all make higher-level design automaton inevitable.
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Domain Specific High Level Synthesis for Cryptographic Workloads

This book offers an in-depth study of the design and challenges addressed by a high-level synthesis tool targeting a specific class of cryptographic kernels, i.e. symmetric key cryptography.

Author: Ayesha Khalid

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811010705

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 237

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This book offers an in-depth study of the design and challenges addressed by a high-level synthesis tool targeting a specific class of cryptographic kernels, i.e. symmetric key cryptography. With the aid of detailed case studies, it also discusses optimization strategies that cannot be automatically undertaken by CRYKET (Cryptographic kernels toolkit. The dynamic nature of cryptography, where newer cryptographic functions and attacks frequently surface, means that such a tool can help cryptographers expedite the very large scale integration (VLSI) design cycle by rapidly exploring various design alternatives before reaching an optimal design option. Features include flexibility in cryptographic processors to support emerging cryptanalytic schemes; area-efficient multinational designs supporting various cryptographic functions; and design scalability on modern graphics processing units (GPUs). These case studies serve as a guide to cryptographers exploring the design of efficient cryptographic implementations.
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Low Power High Level Synthesis for Nanoscale CMOS Circuits

This self-contained book addresses the need for analysis, characterization, estimation, and optimization of the various forms of power dissipation in the presence of process variations of nano-CMOS technologies.

Author: Saraju P. Mohanty

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387764740

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 302

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This self-contained book addresses the need for analysis, characterization, estimation, and optimization of the various forms of power dissipation in the presence of process variations of nano-CMOS technologies. The authors show very large-scale integration (VLSI) researchers and engineers how to minimize the different types of power consumption of digital circuits. The material deals primarily with high-level (architectural or behavioral) energy dissipation.
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High Level VLSI Synthesis

Today's more mature CAD techniques help close the gap between an automat ically synthesized design and a manufacturable design. Market pressures encour age designers to make use of any and all automated tools.

Author: Raul Camposano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461367719

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 390

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The time has come for high-level synthesis. When research into synthesizing hardware from abstract, program-like de scriptions started in the early 1970' s, there was no automated path from the register transfer design produced by high-level synthesis to a complete hardware imple mentation. As a result, it was very difficult to measure the effectiveness of high level synthesis methods; it was also hard to justify to users the need to automate architecture design when low-level design had to be completed manually. Today's more mature CAD techniques help close the gap between an automat ically synthesized design and a manufacturable design. Market pressures encour age designers to make use of any and all automated tools. Layout synthesis, logic synthesis, and specialized datapath generators make it feasible to quickly imple ment a register-transfer design in silicon,leaving designers more time to consider architectural improvements. As IC design becomes more automated, customers are increasing their demands; today's leading edge designers using logic synthesis systems are training themselves to be tomorrow's consumers of high-level synthe sis systems. The need for very fast turnaround, a competitive fabrication market WhlCh makes small-quantity ASIC manufacturing possible, and the ever growing co:n plexity of the systems being designed, all make higher-level design automaton inevitable.
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High level Test Synthesis of Digital VLSI Circuits

Mike Tien-Chien Lee. c r. □ □ i Chapter 5 Testability Synthesis During Scheduling The testability synthesis schemes.

Author: Mike Tien-Chien Lee

Publisher: Artech House Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015038611359

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 220

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Here is the first book to propose HTS as a complete, more effective design approach. the author explains how HTS, unlike most existing high-level synthesis techniques that optimize the circuit architecture for area and performance only, is able to explore the synthesis freedom provided at high level to derive an inherently testable architecture at low or even no overhead. By permitting testing from the earliest design stages to minimize or even eliminate serious testing problems, HTS boosts design quality and shortens the development cycle.
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A Survey of High Level Synthesis Systems

This book gives an extensive survey of the research and development in high-level synthesis.

Author: Robert A. Walker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461539681

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 182

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After long years of work that have seen little industrial application, high-level synthesis is finally on the verge of becoming a practical tool. The state of high-level synthesis today is similar to the state of logic synthesis ten years ago. At present, logic-synthesis tools are widely used in digital system design. In the future, high-level synthesis will play a key role in mastering design complexity and in truly exploiting the potential of ASIes and PLDs, which demand extremely short design cycles. Work on high-level synthesis began over twenty years ago. Since substantial progress has been made in understanding the basic then, problems involved, although no single universally-accepted theoretical framework has yet emerged. There is a growing number of publications devoted to high-level synthesis, specialized workshops are held regularly, and tutorials on the topic are commonly held at major conferences. This book gives an extensive survey of the research and development in high-level synthesis. In Part I, a short tutorial explains the basic concepts used in high-level synthesis, and follows an example design throughout the synthesis process. In Part II, current high-level synthesis systems are surveyed.
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Exploration of High level Synthesis Techniques to Improve Computational Intensive VLSI Designs

We have observed that not all pipelined FUs are operating at all time. Idle pipelined FUs can be used to store data temporarily, reducing stand-alone registers.

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Optimization techniques during high level synthesis procedure are often preferred since design decisions at early stages of a design à ̄¬‚ow are believed to have a large impact on design quality. In this dissertation, we present three high-level synthesis schemes to improve the power, speed and reliability of deep submicron VLSI systems. Specià ̄¬ cally, we à ̄¬ rst describe a simultaneous register and functional unit (FU) binding algorithm. Our algorithm targets the reduction of multiplexer inputs, shortening the total length of global interconnects. In this algorithm, we introduce three graph parameters that guide our FU and register binding. They are à ̄¬‚ow dependencies, common primary inputs and common register inputs. We maximize the interconnect sharing among FUs and registers. We then present an interconnect binding algorithm during high-level synthesis for global intercon- nect reduction. Our scheme is based on the observation that not all FUs operate at all time. When idle, FUs can be reconà ̄¬ gured as pass-through logic for data transfer, reducing interconnect requirement. Our scheme not only reduces the overall length of global interconnects but also minimizes the power overhead without introducing any timing violations. Lastly, we present a register binding algorithm with the ob jective of register minimization. We have observed that not all pipelined FUs are operating at all time. Idle pipelined FUs can be used to store data temporarily, reducing stand-alone registers.
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