July 15, 2010 -- As with any other technology, ESL invites squabbling among vendor technologists and early adopters about the goal of synthesis. One goal seems to capture the key aspects from a user perspective: An ESL-synthesis platform enables high-level specification, optimization, and verification and automatically leads to verifiable RTL code with result quality comparable to that of manual methods.
By Nancy Wu. (Wu is with Gary Smith Consulting.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.