Precis: a design-time precision analysis tool

M.L. Chang, S. Hauck
Proceedings. 10th Annual IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines  
Currently, few tools exist to aid the FPGA developer in translating an algorithm designed for a general-purposeprocessor into one that is precision-optimized for FPGAs. This task requires extensive knowledge of both the algorithm and the target hardware. We present a design-time tool, Précis, which assists the developer in analyzing the precision requirements of algorithms specified in MATLAB. Through the combined use of simulation, user input, and program analysis, we demonstrate a methodology
more » ... trate a methodology for precision analysis that can aid the developer in focusing their manual precision optimization efforts.
doi:10.1109/fpga.2002.1106677 dblp:conf/fccm/ChangH02 fatcat:6eoeohywj5auhdmuawzv4gs4r4