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Abstract: PiX operates as part of a high-level synthesis system to identify possibilities for pipelining. Unlike previous work, it does not rely exclusively on exploitation of loops to achieve pipelining, but can handle arbitrary designs without apparent pipelining properties. Loops are, however, handled as an important special case. PiX aims at reducing interconnect cost by achieving a close correspondence between required data flow and interconnect structure. Results show that PiX can locate pipelines in arbitrary designs, and also improve the possibility for cost-efficient interconnect for designs that have apparent pipelining opportunities (loops).
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