Issue No.05 - September/October (2006 vol.23)
Stephen A. Edwards , Columbia University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MDT.2006.134
This article presents one side of an ongoing debate on the appropriateness of C-like languages as hardware description languages. The article examines various features of C and their mapping to hardware, and makes a cogent argument that vanilla C is not the right language for hardware description if synthesis is the goal.
Hardware synthesis, C-like languages, electronic system-level design
Stephen A. Edwards, "The Challenges of Synthesizing Hardware from C-Like Languages", IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol.23, no. 5, pp. 375-386, September/October 2006, doi:10.1109/MDT.2006.134