On Tool Integration in High-Performance FPGA Design Flows

  • Andreas Koch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1673)


High-performance design flows for FPGAs often rely on module generators to counter coarse logic-block granularity and limited routing resources, However, the very flexibility of current generator systems complicates their integration and automatic use in the entire tool flow. As a solution to these problems, we have introduced FLAME, a common model to express generator capabilities and module characteristics to clients such as synthesis and floorplanning tools. By offering a unified view of heterogeneous generator libraries, FLAME allows the seamless and efficient use of flexible generation techniques in automatic compilation flows targeting configurable hardware.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Koch
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  1. 1.Tech. Univ. Braunschweig (E.I.S.)BraunschweigGermany

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