quiz8-soln - process? FPGA prototypes allow software (that...

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ECE 351 Quiz #8 1. How does pipelining differ from retiming? Pipelining inserts additional registers into a datapath. Retiming only repositions registers in the datapath; no new registers are added. 2. Suppose your company is designing a new product line that will include a very sophisticated ASIC. What role does FPGA prototyping play in the ASIC design
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Unformatted text preview: process? FPGA prototypes allow software (that ultimately will run on the ASIC) to be developed, tested and validated before the ASIC hardware design is finished. This greatly shortens the ASIC design time. 3. What is design flattening? Design flattening is the removal portions of a design hierarchy by the synthesizer to promote optimization....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course ECE 351 taught by Professor Greenwood during the Spring '11 term at Portland State.

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