Software-Defined Hardware: Digital Design in the 21st Century with Chisel
- Speaker(s): Martin Schoeberl Martin Schoeberl
- email: email@example.com
- other information: http://www2.imm.dtu.dk/~masca/
To develop future more complex digital circuits in less time, we need a better hardware description language than VHDL or Verilog. Chisel is a hardware construction language intended to speed up the development of digital hardware and hardware generators.
Chisel is a hardware construction language implemented as a domain-specific language in Scala. Therefore, the full power of a modern programming language is available to describe hardware and, more important, hardware generators. Chisel has been developed at UC Berkeley and successfully used for several tape-outs of RISC-V by UC Berkeley students and a chip for a tensor processing unit by Google. Here at the Technical University of Denmark, we use Chisel in the T-CREST project and teach digital electronics and advanced computer architecture.
In this presentation, I will give an overview of Chisel to describe circuits and present the advanced functionality of Chisel for the description of circuit generators.
- Main documentation website: https://www.chisel-lang.org/
- Wikipedia page if any: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chisel_(programming_language)