Overview¶

Smart high-level synthesis (SmartHLS) Compiler is an Eclipse-based integrated development environment that takes C++ software code as input and generates a SmartDesign IP component (Verilog HDL) as output. Hardware engineers can instantiate the generated SmartDesign IP component in the SmartDesign canvas available in Libero SoC design suite to build an FPGA system.

Comprehensive Set of Domain-Specific Accelerated Libraries

SmartHLS automatically compiles a C/C++ program into hardware described in Verilog HDL (Hardware Description Language). The generated hardware can be programmed onto an Microchip FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array). Hardware implemented on an FPGA can provide 2-10X performance and power benefits over the same computation running on regular processors.

SmartHLS includes C/C++ to Verilog high-level synthesis tool and is tested on Windows and Linux 64-bit Operating systems.


The following table describes each document shipped with SmartHLS.

Document Title

Description

Getting Started

Installation and a quick start guide

User Guide

How to use SmartHLS to generate hardware

Optimization Guide

How to optimize the generated hardware

Hardware Architecture

Synthesized hardware architecture

SmartHLS Pragmas Manual

Pragmas manual

Constraints Manual

Constraints manual

Setup SmartHLS License

How to obtain a free license for SmartHLS

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

Release Notes

New features and known problems with each release

For example applications using SmartHLS, see our GitHub repository.

Technical support is available through the website at: www.microchip.com/support