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Motivation To Adopt HLS

Verilog and VHDL have allowed vast ASICs to be designed, so in some sense they are successful. But improved languages are needed to meet the following EDA aims:

New motivation: today, energy conservation is often more important than performance.

The Dark Silicon future makes custom and reconfigurable hardware more important than ever.

42: (C) 2012-18, DJ Greaves, University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory.