Soft connections: Addressing the hardware-design modularity problem
Author(s)Pellauer, Michael Ignatius; Emer, Joel S.; Adler, Michael; Chiou, Derek
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Hardware-design languages typically impose a rigid communication hierarchy that follows module instantiation. This leads to an undesirable side-effect where changes to a child’s interface result in changes to the parents. Soft connections address this problem by allowing the user to specify connection endpoints that are automatically connected at compilation time, rather than by the user.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
ACM IEEE Design Automation Conference, DAC '09
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Pellauer, Michael et al. “Soft connections: addressing the hardware-design modularity problem.” Proceedings of the 46th Annual Design Automation Conference. San Francisco, California: ACM, 2009. 276-281. © 2009 Association for Computing Machinery.
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