Synfora is oferring an on-demand webinar that describes the Fundamentals of ESL Synthesis. The webcast 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. The online course is presented by Brian Bailey, who is an independent consultant working in the areas of functional verification and ESL. He provides methodology guidance and technical insights to both the EDA industry and the systems industry.
Electronic System Level (ESL) design is a large, complex, and somewhat confusing domain based on the introduction of several new levels of model 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.
The online course will explore some of the fundamentals of ESL with particular emphasis on one of the most mature areas, namely high-level synthesis of the hardware portions of the system. While this area is maturing, different vendors have chosen different languages as their starting point and we will explore some of the tradeoffs that this makes.
The course will then provide some technical insight into how high-level synthesis operates and the kinds of transformations that they are capable of making. This will enable engineers to get the most out of the tools and to understand the results that they produce.
The webinar will also provide a brief example using the PICO Extreme synthesis tool from Synfora to synthesize an adaptable high-definition scaler into an FPGA based solution.
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