MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: Synfora Inc., the premier provider of high level synthesis tools for integrated circuit and system designers of large, complex processing applications, is sponsoring a course that describes the “Fundamentals of ESL Synthesis” on TechOnLine’s Learning Center.
Presented by verification and electronic system level (ESL) expert Brian Bailey, the course will provide RTL designers, systems engineers and design managers with technical insight into the benefits of high level synthesis, how it operates and the kinds of transformations that can be made.
Fundamentals of ESL synthesis
ESL design is a large, complex and somewhat confusing domain based on the introduction of several new levels of abstraction and many more sub-flows and methodologies for both design and verification.
While many aspects of ESL are still nascent, some parts of it are maturing quickly and they promise to provide significant gains for those who adopt them. This course explores some of the fundamentals of high-level synthesis of the hardware portions of the system.
The course looks into some of the tradeoffs caused by language selection and provide a brief example using the PICO Extreme synthesis tool from Synfora to synthesize an adaptable high-definition scaler into an FPGA-based solution.