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The Simple Art of SoC Design

Closing the Gap between RTL and ESL

By Michael Keating, Synopsys Fellow

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This book tackles the design challenges of the era of billion-transistor SoCs, offering fundamental concepts and coding needed for robust, functional designs. Covers minimizing complexity in RTL code, and tradeoffs between RTL and high-level (C-based) design.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4419-8585-9
  • 251 Pages
  • Publication Date: May 19, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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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.
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Table of Contents

  1. The Challenges of Complex Design; Simplifying RTL Design; Reducing Complexity in Control
  2. 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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