Original Article can be read at Designing hardware with C-based languages
By Venkat Krishnaswamy, co-founder and engineering director at Calypto Design Systems, California. Published on 11/14/2005 in EETimes
With increasing design complexity and shortening time-to-market, hardware designers have sought to use higher levels of abstraction for both verification and design. For many hardware engineers, C-based languages (C/C++ or SystemC) have become a means to specify designs for verification, in addition to offering a starting point for implementation.