LegUp: high-level synthesis for FPGA-based processor/accelerator systems

  title={LegUp: high-level synthesis for FPGA-based processor/accelerator systems},
  author={Andrew Canis and Jongsok Choi and Mark Aldham and V. Zhang and Ahmed Kammoona and J. Anderson and S. Brown and T. Czajkowski},
  booktitle={FPGA '11},
  • Andrew Canis, Jongsok Choi, +5 authors T. Czajkowski
  • Published in FPGA '11 2011
  • Computer Science
  • In this paper, we introduce a new open source high-level synthesis tool called LegUp that allows software techniques to be used for hardware design. LegUp accepts a standard C program as input and automatically compiles the program to a hybrid architecture containing an FPGA-based MIPS soft processor and custom hardware accelerators that communicate through a standard bus interface. Results show that the tool produces hardware solutions of comparable quality to a commercial high-level synthesis… CONTINUE READING
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