Peng, Z. (1988). A Horizontal Optimization Algorithm for Data Path/Control Synthesis. Technical Report LiTH-IDA-R-88-35, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden. Also in Proc. of the 1988 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Finland, June 7-9, 1988. (bibtex),
Abstract: This paper describes a new approach to register level synthesis of data path/control from high level behavioral descriptions. This approach utilizes a horizontal optimization algorithm which makes design decisions concerning operation scheduling, data path allocation and control allocation at the same time. The proposed algorithm works iteratively on parts of the design space selected according to their relationship to the current performance critical path. Experimental results show that the horizontal approach produces better results in respect to performance/cost than a vertical one that separates operation scheduling, data path allocation and control allocation into three subprocesses.
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