What Chisel is a new open-source hardware construction language developed at UC Berkeley that supports advanced hardware design using highly parameterized generators and layered domain-specific hardware languages. Chisel is embedded in the Scala programming language, which raises the level of hardware design abstraction by providing concepts including object orientation, functional programming, parameterized types, and type inference.
Which Chisel can generate a high-speed C++-based cycle-accurate software simulator, or low-level Verilog designed to pass on to standard ASIC or FPGA tools for synthesis and place and route.
UC Berkeley EECS Chisel Website
DAC12 paper
Why Traditional tools are either too low level, too limited, or paradigm specific.
Who Jonathan Bachrach and Huy Vo and Andrew Waterman and Krste Asanovic and John Wawryznek
How Scala, C++, Verilog
When 2010-present
Where UC Berkeley EECS
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