High-level synthesis of VLSI processors for intelligent integrated systems

Yasuaki Sawano, Bumchul Kim, Michitaka Kameyama

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In intelligent integrated systems such as robotics for autonomous work, it is essential to respond to the change of the environment very quickly. Therefore, the development of special-purpose VLSI processors for intelligent integrated systems with small latency becomes a very important subject. In this paper, we present a scheduling algorithm for high-level synthesis. The input to the scheduler is a behavioral description which is viewed as a data flow graph (DFG). The scheduler minimizes the latency, which is the delay of the critical path in the DFG, and minimizes the number of functional units and buses by improving the utilization rates. By using an integer linear programming, the scheduler optimally assigns nodes and arcs in the DFG into steps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1101-1107
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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