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Syntax-driven implementation of software programming language control constructs and expressions on FPGAs

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Syntax-driven implementation of software programming language control constructs and expressions on FPGAs
This paper considers the efficient parallel implementation of control constructs and expressions written in a common software programming language and synthesised to FPGA platforms. The context of this work are Syntax-Driven Language Specific Processors (SDLSP). An SDLSP for a given software programming language has its architecture defined by the grammar rules of the language itself. Each statement and expression rule in the grammar is implemented on the FPGA, together with sufficient control logic to load program statements sequentially onto the processor, and interface with program store. The instructions executed are a high-level (effectively one-to-one) encoding of the application software program. The advantages of this approach lie in its parallelism and space-efficiency. Syntax-driven language processors take less space than a full CPU on FPGA, and execute statements with a comparable speed; take significantly less space in general than directly compiled approaches (such a...
Neil C. Audsley, Michael Ward
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where CASES
Authors Neil C. Audsley, Michael Ward
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