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Design Automation Conference (1988)
Anaheim, CA, USA
June 12, 1988 to June 15, 1988
ISBN: 0-8186-0864-1
pp: 28-33
Loughzail , Dept. d'Inf. et de Recherche Operationnelle, Montreal Univ., Que., Canada
Cote , Dept. d'Inf. et de Recherche Operationnelle, Montreal Univ., Que., Canada
Aboulhamid , Dept. d'Inf. et de Recherche Operationnelle, Montreal Univ., Que., Canada
Cerny , Dept. d'Inf. et de Recherche Operationnelle, Montreal Univ., Que., Canada
ABSTRACT
The authors present their work in the use of the VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Development Language) environment on three different models of DEC VAX (1, 4, and 5.8 Mips (million instruction per second)). The work included the development of a number of VHDL models and sequences of input stimuli and the gathering of performance data from their execution. Even though the set of benchmarks is not in any way exhaustive, they represent typical applications, making it possible to derive performance models for predicting both time and memory requirements for VHDL modeling and simulation. It is shown that the performances of the VHDL environment on the three computers correlate perfectly with their Mips figures; thus the performance models developed can be normalized to a 1-Mips VAX machine.
INDEX TERMS
VLSI, VHDL environment, VHSIC Hardware Development Language, DEC VAX, VHDL models, set of benchmarks, memory requirements, 1 to 5.8 MIPS
CITATION

Cerny, Cote, Loughzail and Aboulhamid, "Experience with the VHDL environment," Design Automation Conference(DAC), Anaheim, CA, USA, 1988, pp. 28-33.
doi:10.1109/DAC.1988.14730
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