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Behavioural H/L Synthesis Summary

Logic synthesisers cannot synthesise into hardware the full set of constructs of a general programming language. There are inevitable problems with:

Generating good hardware requires global optimisation of the major resources (ALUs, Multipliers and Memory Ports) and hence automatic time/space folding.

New techniques are needed that note that wiring is a dominant power consumer in today's ASICs

(C) 2008-10, DJ Greaves, University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory.