On-Demand Webinar

Leveraging HLS IP to Accelerate Design and Verification

Estimated Watching Time: 22 minutes


Webinar about how leveraging HLS IP and reference designs to accelerate AI and Image/Signal Processing.

Overview of Leveraging HLS IP to Accelerate Design and Verification

To accelerate and ease the adoption of HLS, Catapult provides both building block HLS IP and various application reference designs written in C++ or SystemC that are designed to help deliver optimal QofR. This webinar will describe the available IP including the Math and DSP blocks available as open-source and the several reference designs, including 2-D convolution for image enhancements and two CNN (tinyYOLO) implementations for real-time object classification. 

This webinar is part 5 of the webinar series: HLS for Vision and Deep Learning Hardware Accelerators

What you will learn

  • How HLS is used to implement a computer vision algorithm in either an FPGA or ASIC technology and the trade-offs for power and performance.

  • How HLS is employed to analyze unique architectures for a very energy-efficient inference solution such as a CNN (Convolutional Neural Network) from a pre-trained network.

  • How to integrate the design created in HLS into a larger system, including peripherals, processor, and software.

  • How to verify the design in the context of the larger system and how to deploy it into an FPGA prototype board.

Meet the speaker

Siemens EDA

David Burnette

Director of Engineering

David Burnette is currently Director of Engineering for the Catapult High-Level Synthesis product of Siemens EDA. He has contributed to the HLS program over the last 26 years, starting first with behavioral synthesis from VHDL followed by C++/SystemC. Much of his recent work has centered around High-Level Verification (designing infrastructure for comparing the untimed C++ against the timed RTL) and the development of class-based C++ HLS IP for math, DSP/Image Processing and Machine Learning. He received his BSEE and MSEE from Virginia Tech and holds 4 patents in the area of HLS methodologies.