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Synopsys Behavioural Compiler

... was an advanced (for the late 90's) compiler that extended RTL synthesis semantics. »Synopsys Behavioural Compiler Tutorial

Problem: Existing RTL paradigms not preserved within the same source file: existing syntax has new meaning.

Ulitmately, it seems designers felt they had lost control over detailed structure in critical places.


17: (C) 2008-13, DJ Greaves, University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory.