WALTHAM, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 14, 2006— Bluespec Inc., developer of the only electronic system level (ESL) synthesis for control logic and complex datapaths in chip design, today said that it has begun volume shipments of its ESEComp, synthesis for SystemC-based hardware design.
System C has been used for transaction-level modeling without an
effective path to implementation. Now designers can write very
abstract transaction level models, refine them to a transaction-level
design and automatically generate register transfer level (RTL) code
from there. "RTL implementation is giving way to ESL implementation,"
says Shiv Tasker, CEO Bluespec.
Announced earlier this year, ESEComp is the first ESL control
logic synthesis software to support the SystemC language. It allows
models and designs written at a high-level, including complex control
and datapaths, to be generated into efficient RTL code. As a
SystemC-based synthesis tool, it unifies architecture modeling,
software prototyping and implementation at a high-level of
abstraction, and is the only general purpose SystemC synthesis
solution bridging ESL and RTL.
There is a free download of the ESL Synthesis Extensions (ESE,
pronounced csc) to SystemC available through Bluespec's website
(http://www.bluespec.com). This free version supports the ESL
Synthesis language extensions for untimed simulations with the
standard OSCI SystemC simulator.
ESEComp supports Red Hat Linux operating systems.
For more details, contact George Harper, Bluespec's vice president
of marketing, who can be reached at (781) 250-2200 or via email at
Bluespec Inc. manufactures an industry standards-based Electronic
Design Automation (EDA) toolset that significantly raises the level of
abstraction for hardware design while retaining the ability to
automatically synthesize high-quality RTL, without compromising speed,
power or area. The toolset, the only one focused on control and
complex datapaths, allows ASIC and FPGA designers to reduce design
time, bugs and re-spins that contribute to product delays and
escalating costs. More information can be found on www.bluespec.com or
by calling (781) 250-2200.
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