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The Challenges of Synthesizing Hardware from C-Like Languages
September/October 2006 (vol. 23 no. 5)
pp. 375-386
Stephen A. Edwards, Columbia University
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.
Index Terms:
Hardware synthesis, C-like languages, electronic system-level design
Citation:
Stephen A. Edwards, "The Challenges of Synthesizing Hardware from C-Like Languages," IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 375-386, Sept.-Oct. 2006, doi:10.1109/MDT.2006.134
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