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Practical FPGA Programming in C
By David Pellerin, Scott Thibault
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date: April 22, 2005
ISBN: 0-13-154318-0
Pages: 464

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   Prentice Hall Modern Semiconductor Design Series
      Why is this book of interest to the hardware folks?
      And what about the software guys and gals?
      So what's the catch?
      C Language for FPGA-Based Hardware Design?
      Compelling Platforms for Software Acceleration
      The Power to Experiment
      How This Book Is Organized
      Where This Book Came From
   Chapter 1.  The FPGA as a Computing Platform
      Section 1.1.  A Quick Introduction to FPGAs
      Section 1.2.  FPGA-Based Programmable Hardware Platforms
      Section 1.3.  Increasing Performance While Lowering Costs
      Section 1.4.  The Role of Tools
      Section 1.5.  The FPGA as an Embedded Software Platform
      Section 1.6.  The Importance of a Programming Abstraction
      Section 1.7.  When Is C Language Appropriate for FPGA Design?
      Section 1.8.  How to Use This Book
   Chapter 2.  A Brief History of Programmable Platforms
      Section 2.1.  The Origins of Programmable Logic
      Section 2.2.  Reprogrammability, HDLs, and the Rise of the FPGA
      Section 2.3.  Systems on a Programmable Chip
      Section 2.4.  FPGAs for Parallel Computing
      Section 2.5.  Summary
   Chapter 3.  A Programming Model for FPGA-Based Applications
      Section 3.1.  Parallel Processing Models
      Section 3.2.  FPGAs as Parallel Computing Machines
      Section 3.3.  Programming for Parallelism
      Section 3.4.  Communicating Process Programming Models
      Section 3.5.  The Impulse C Programming Model
      Section 3.6.  Summary
   Chapter 4.  An Introduction to Impulse C
      Section 4.1.  The Motivation Behind Impulse C
      Section 4.2.  The Impulse C Programming Model
      Section 4.3.  A Minimal Impulse C Program
      Section 4.4.  Processes Streams Signals, and Memory
      Section 4.5.  Impulse C Signed and Unsigned Datatypes
      Section 4.6.  Understanding Processes
      Section 4.7.  Understanding Streams
      Section 4.8.  Using Output Streams
      Section 4.9.  Using Input Streams
      Section 4.10.  Avoiding Stream Deadlocks
      Section 4.11.  Creading and Using Signals
      Section 4.12.  Understanting Registers
      Section 4.13.  Using Shared Memories
      Section 4.14.  Memory and Stream Performance Considerations
      Section 4.15.  Summary
   Chapter 5.  Describing a FIR Filter
      Section 5.1.  Design Overview
      Section 5.2.  The FIR Filter Hardware Process
      Section 5.3.  The Software Test Bench
      Section 5.4.  Desktop Simulation
      Section 5.5.  Application Monitoring
      Section 5.6.  Summary
   Chapter 6.  Generating FPGA Hardware
      Section 6.1.  The Hardware Generation Flow
      Section 6.2.  Understanding the Generated Structure
      Section 6.3.  Stream and Signal Interfaces
      Section 6.4.  Using HDL Simulation to Understand Stream Protocols
      Section 6.5.  Debugging the Generated Hardware
      Section 6.6.  Hardware Generation Notes
      Section 6.7.  Making Efficient Use of the Optimizers
      Section 6.8.  Language Constraints for Hardware Processes
      Section 6.9.  Summary
   Chapter 7.  Increasing Statement-Level Parallelism
      Section 7.1.  A Model of FPGA Computation
      Section 7.2.  C Language Semantics and Parallelism
      Section 7.3.  Exploiting Instruction-Level Parallelism
      Section 7.4.  Limiting Instruction Stages
      Section 7.5.  Unrolling Loops
      Section 7.6.  Pipelining Explained
      Section 7.7.  Summary
   Chapter 8.  Porting a Legacy Application to Impulse C
      Section 8.1.  The Triple-DES Algorithm
      Section 8.2.  Converting the Algorithm to a Streaming Model
      Section 8.3.  Performing Software Simulation
      Section 8.4.  Compiling To Hardware
      Section 8.5.  Preliminary Hardware Analysis
      Section 8.6.  Summary
   Chapter 9.  Creating an Embedded Test Bench
      Section 9.1.  A Mixed Hardware and Software Approach
      Section 9.2.  The Embedded Processor as a Test Generator
      Section 9.3.  The Role of Hardware Simulators
      Section 9.4.  Testing the Triple-DES Algorithm in Hardware
      Section 9.5.  Software Stream Macro Interfaces
      Section 9.6.  Building the Test System
      Section 9.7.  Summary
   Chapter 10.  Optimizing C for FPGA Performance
      Section 10.1.  Rethinking an Algorithm for Performance
      Section 10.2.  Refinement 1: Reducing Size by Introducing a Loop
      Section 10.3.  Refinement 2: Array Splitting
      Section 10.4.  Refinement 3: Improving Streaming Performance
      Section 10.5.  Refinement 4: Loop Unrolling
      Section 10.6.  Refinement 5: Pipelining the Main Loop
      Section 10.7.  Summary
   Chapter 11.  Describing System-Level Parallelism
      Section 11.1.  Design Overview
      Section 11.2.  Performing Desktop Simulation
      Section 11.3.  Refinement 1: Creating Parallel 8-Bit Filters
      Section 11.4.  Refinement 2: Creating a System-Level Pipeline
      Section 11.5.  Moving the Application to Hardware
      Section 11.6.  Summary
   Chapter 12.  Combining Impulse C with an Embedded Operating System
      Section 12.1.  The uClinux Operating System
      Section 12.2.  A uClinux Demonstration Project
      Section 12.3.  Summary
   Chapter 13.  Mandelbrot Image Generation
      Section 13.1.  Design Overview
      Section 13.2.  Expressing the Algorithm in C
      Section 13.3.  Creating a Fixed-Point Equivalent
      Section 13.4.  Creating a Streaming Version
      Section 13.5.  Parallelizing the Algorithm
      Section 13.6.  Future Refinements
      Section 13.7.  Summary
   Chapter 14.  The Future of FPGA Computing
      Section 14.1.  The FPGA as a High-Performance Computer
      Section 14.2.  The Future of FPGA Computing
      Section 14.3.  Summary
   Appendix A.  Getting the Most Out of Embedded FPGA Processors
      Section A.1.  FPGA Embedded Processor Overview
      Section A.2.  Peripherals and Memory Controllers
      Section A.3.  Increasing Processor Performance
      Section A.4.  Optimization Techniques That Are Not FPGA-Specific
      Section A.5.  FPGA-Specific Optimization Techniques
      Section A.6.  Summary
   Appendix B.  Creating a Custom Stream Interface
      Section B.1.  Application Overview
      Section B.2.  The DS92LV16 Serial Link for Data Streaming
      Section B.3.  Stream Interface State Machine Description
      Section B.4.  Data Transmission
      Section B.5.  Summary
   Appendix C.  Impulse C Function Reference
   Appendix D.  Triple-DES Source Listings
   Appendix E.  Image Filter Listings
   Appendix F.  Selected References

Practical FPGA Programming in C
Practical FPGA Programming in C
ISBN: 0131543180
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 208

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