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Behavioral synthesis using Taylor expansion diagrams

Serkan Askar, University of Massachusetts Amherst


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.