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H/W Synthesis from C and other Programming Languages.

Can we convert arbitrary or legacy programs to hardware ? Not very well.

Can we write new C programs that compile to good hardware ? Yes.

Can we use software-style constructs in new C-like languages ? Yes.

Typical restrictions:

Baseline example » DJG C-To-V compiler from 1995. » Bubble Sorter Example

Commercial products available : SystemCrafter, Catapult, SimVision, CoCentric, ... others.

Try out an online demo on your own fragment of C at »C-to-Verilog.com

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