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Behavioral synthesis using Taylor expansion diagrams

Serkan Askar, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Abstract

An original technique to transform functional representation of the design into a structural representation in form of a data ow graph (DFG) is described. A canonical, word-level data structure, Taylor Expansion Diagram (TED), is used as a vehicle to effect this transformation. The problem is formulated as that of applying a sequence of decomposition cuts to the TED that transforms it into a family of DFGs. A systematic approach to generate cut sequences and metrics to evaluate the cost of the resulting DFGs are described. Experimental results show that such constructed DFGs provide a better starting point for architectural synthesis that those derived directly from HDL specifications. ^

Subject Area

Electrical engineering

Recommended Citation

Askar, Serkan, "Behavioral synthesis using Taylor expansion diagrams" (2006). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. AAI3242096.
http://scholarworks.umass.edu/dissertations/AAI3242096

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