On-Demand Webinar

How MatchLib and SystemC Enables Early C-level Performance Analysis and Validation in a High-Level Synthesis Design Flow

Estimated Watching Time: 53 minutes


Learn how a High-Level Synthesis (HLS) design and verification flow built around Catapult HLS can dramatically speed up the design of an AI/ML hardware accelerator compared to a traditional RTL based flow. The webinar will focus on using the open-source MatchLib SystemC library, originally developed by NVIDIA, to perform rapid modeling and synthesis of an ML accelerator. It will demonstrate how the pre-HLS simulation, using MatchLib, can identify and fix potential system-level performance issues that are normally not found until much later in a hand-coded RTL design methodology. Finally we will present 2 customer case-studies from NVIDIA and Horizon Robotics, showcasing how these technologies work in conjunction to address our customers HLS design and verification challenges.

What you will learn:

  • How to easily code SystemC designs for HLS using the MatchLib interface library.

  • How MatchLib can be used to simulate the real hardware performance on the pre-hls model and expose potential performance bottlenecks before any RTL has been generated.

  • How to use the code examples for your own purposes

Who should attend:

  • RTL Designers, System Architects, and Verification engineers interested in seeing how MatchLib and SystemC can improve design productivity in a High-Level Synthesis design flow

Meet the speaker

Siemens EDA

Michael Fingeroff

HLS Technologist

Michael Fingeroff has worked as an HLS Technologist for the Catapult High-Level Synthesis Platform at Siemens Digital Industries Software since 2002. His areas of interest include Machine Learning, DSP, and high-performance video hardware. Prior to working for Siemens Digital Industries Software, he worked as a hardware design engineer developing real-time broadband video systems. Mike Fingeroff received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Temple University in 1990 and 1995 respectively.