C?aSH: Structural Descriptions of Synchronous Hardware Using Haskell

Christiaan Baaij, Matthijs Kooijman, Jan Kuper, Arjan Boeijink, Marco Gerards
2010 2010 13th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design: Architectures, Methods and Tools  
CλaSH is a functional hardware description language that borrows both its syntax and semantics from the functional programming language Haskell. Polymorphism and higherorder functions provide a level of abstraction and generality that allow a circuit designer to describe circuits in a more natural way than possible with the language elements found in the traditional hardware description languages. Circuit descriptions can be translated to synthesizable VHDL using the prototype CλaSH compiler.
more » ... the circuit descriptions, simulation code, and test input are also valid Haskell, complete simulations can be done by a Haskell compiler or interpreter, allowing high-speed simulation and analysis.
doi:10.1109/dsd.2010.21 dblp:conf/dsd/BaaijKKBG10 fatcat:v3pdz6x3gbhu5nau7xhhuau5ru