CλaSH: Structural Descriptions of Synchronous Hardware using Haskell


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Baaij, Christiaan and Kooijman, Matthijs and Kuper, Jan and Boeijink, Arjan and Gerards, Marco (2010) CλaSH: Structural Descriptions of Synchronous Hardware using Haskell. In: 13th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, DSD 2010, 1-3 September 2010, Lille, France (pp. pp. 714-721).

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Abstract:CλaSH is a functional hardware description language that borrows both its syntax and semantics from the functional programming language Haskell. Polymorphism and higher-order functions provide a level of abstraction and generality that allow a circuit designer to describe circuits in a more natural way than possible with the language elements found in the traditional hardware description languages.

Circuit descriptions can be translated to synthesizable VHDL using the prototype CλaSH compiler. As the circuit descriptions, simulation code, and test input are also valid Haskell, complete simulations can be done by a Haskell compiler or interpreter, allowing high-speed simulation and analysis.
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Copyright:© 2010 IEEE
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/73124
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/DSD.2010.21
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