A Language for Designing Module Generators

Vasily G. MOSHNYAGA  Keikichi TAMARU  Hiroto YASUURA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E76-D   No.9   pp.1066-1074
Publication Date: 1993/09/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Synthesis and Verification of Hardware Design)
Category: Hardware Design Languages
Keyword: 
module generator,  hardware disign language,  

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Summary: 
A new applicative design language is proposed for developing generators of data-path modules from hardware algorithms. The language includes a set of primitives that represent placement operations, parameterized cells, routing patterns and a set of transformation rules specifying modifications of the module topology without changing its functionality. Using the language, a hardware algorithm designer can easily define both the topological and geometrical specifications of module generation directly at the functional level without engaged in the layout details. A sketch of the language and an example of module design with the language is presented.