A SUBSET-BASED COMPARISON OF MAIN DESIGN LANGUAGES

Robertas Damaševičius

Abstract


Different design languages are used for hardware and software domains. The most popular ones are VHDL and C++. Recently, SystemC language was developed aiming to bridge both domains. In this paper, we compare these design languages by separating and analysing the capabilities of the different language subsets with respect to the implementation of the different programming paradigms. Our analysis illustrates that the considered design languages show a great deal of similarity, despite different domains of application. We demonstrate the usage of the language subsets in a case study (design of a generic calculator model).


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