NVIDIA Matchlib is a new open source library that enables much faster design and verification of SOCs using High-Level Synthesis (HLS). One of the primary objectives of Matchlib is to enable performance accurate modeling of SOCs in SystemC/C++. With these models, designers can identify and resolve issues such as bus and memory contention, arbitration strategies, and optimal AXI4 interconnect structure at a much higher level of abstraction than RTL. In addition, much of the system level verification of the SOC can occur in SystemC/C++, before RTL is even created. Once the architectural performance is verified, this flow provides a fully automated flow to silicon using Catapult HLS. This webinar will introduce NVIDIA Matchlib and its usage with Catapult HLS using some AXI4 SOC demonstration examples.
What you will learn:
Introduction to NVIDIA MatchLib
What is motivating a change in design and verification flow complexity
How risk/complexity in many of today’s SOCs differs from the past
How to write HLS models using NVIDIA MatchLib
How Matchlib significantly improves simulation speed and verification efficiency
Where to find more information and examples for MatchLib from Siemens EDA and NVIDIA
Who should view:
RTL designers, hardware architects, and managers interested in moving up to HLS
Meet the speaker
Stuart Swan is an HLS Technologist in the Catapult team, focusing on SoC modeling for High-Level Synthesis. Prior to Siemens EDA, Stuart worked for Qualcomm and Cadence. Stuart is co-author of the first book on SystemC, "System Design with SystemC," and was the IEEE technical chairman of the 2005 SystemC LRM. He received his BSEE from Stanford University.