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The proceedings from the recent CDNLive! event in Israel recently became available, and you can access them with your Cadence.com account login.
The paper entitled "High-level Synthesis on Video Processing ASIC" delivered by Yaniv Fais and Michael Zarubinsky of Freescale gives a great look into their group's adoption of C-to-Silicon Compiler high-level synthesis and their application of it on a video accelerator.
For anyone considering a move from RTL-based design up to SystemC-based, it is a must-read. First it highlights the benefits of moving up in abstraction through a simple example, showing how you can quickly explore different micro-architecture implementations for a simple code snippet. Then it goes on to show a code sample from their project and how they explored their options using the C-to-Silicon GUI, for example:
The paper finishes with a nice summary of the benefits as well as a balanced look at the challenges they faced in evolving their methodology to a higher level of abstraction. Suffice to say, their experiences align with other customers we have heard from at our most recent C-to-Silicon user group in Japan and the recent DAC panel on high-level synthesis.
And to hear these types of papers presented in the future and to be able to speak directly to customers that have been through these experiences, register for a local CDNLive! conference: