- Full Description
This book tackles head-on the challenges of digital design in the era of billion-transistor SoCs. It discusses fundamental design concepts in design and coding required to produce robust, functionally correct designs. It also provides specific techniques for measuring and minimizing complexity in RTL code. Finally, it discusses the tradeoff between RTL and high-level (C-based) design and how tools and languages must progress to address the needs of tomorrow’s SoC designs.
- Table of Contents
Table of Contents
- The Challenges of Complex Design; Simplifying RTL Design; Reducing Complexity in Control
- Dominated Designs; Hierarchical State Machines; More on State Space; Verification; Reducing Complexity in Data Path Dominated Designs; Simplifying Interfaces; Complexity at the Chip Level; Raising Abstraction Above RTL; SystemVerilog Extensions; The Future of Design.
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