RTL coding using languages like Verilog and VHDL have been around since the 1980's and for almost as long a time we've been hearing about High Level Synthesis, or HLS that allows an SoC designer to code above the RTL level where you code at the algorithm level. The most popular HLS languages today are C, C++ and SystemC. Several EDA vendors have tools in this space, and one of them is Forte Design Systems
, founded in 1998.
My question today is, "What applications implement best with HLS?"
Let's take a look at three application categories that make sense to use an HLS approach.