High-level synthesis tools raise the level of abstraction for ASIC and FPGA designers, promising substantial productivity gains and high-quality designs. They also offer processor users the possibility of higher performance through the creation of custom processing engines. Do they deliver?
The BDTI High-Level Synthesis Tool Certification Program provides rigorous, independent evaluation of high-level synthesis tools used for FPGA design. The program evaluates quality of results and tool usability.
For engineers considering high-level synthesis tools, BDTI Certified™ results and analysis enable better, faster decisions on whether and when to adopt such tools. For tool vendors, BDTI's standard methodology for evaluating quality of results and usability is a proven means to create convincing evidence of tool effectiveness—and to attract customer interest.
Currently Available Results
BDTI Certified™ results from the BDTI High-Level Synthesis Tool Certification Program are currently available for the following products:
- Results for AutoESL AutoPilot (AutoESL was acquired by Xilinx in 2011. AutoPilot functionality is now incorporated into the Xilinx Vivado tool suite.)
- Results for Synopsys Synphony C Compiler
BDTI Consulting Services and Organization-Specific Analysis
Will high-level synthesis tools help your organization meet its design objectives and schedule? BDTI can help you decide whether or not these tools will benefit your organization. Call us at +1 925 954 1411 or contact us via the web to discuss your needs. All inquiries are confidential.