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Cathedral-II: A Silicon Compiler for Digital Signal Processing
November/December 1986 (vol. 3 no. 6)
pp. 13-25
H. Man, IMEC
J. Rabaey, IMEC
P. Six, IMEC
L. Claesen, IMEC
The article describes the status of work at IMEC on the Cathedral-II silicon compiler. The compiler was developed to synthesizesynchronous multiprocessor system chips for digital signal processing. It is a continuation of work on the Cathedral-I operationalsilicon compiler for bit-serial digital filters. Cathedral-II is based on a ?meet in the middle? design method that encouragesa total separation between system design and reusable silicon design. The CAD system includes a rule-based synthesis program,a procedural program, and a controller synthesis environment. Processors are synthesized in terms of modules called from automatedreusable module generators. Chip layout is done on a floor planner. An expert subsystem verifies correctness during silicondesign and generates functional and timing models for verification at the module and chip levels.
H. Man, J. Rabaey, P. Six, L. Claesen, "Cathedral-II: A Silicon Compiler for Digital Signal Processing," IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 13-25, Nov.-Dec. 1986, doi:10.1109/MDT.1986.295047
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