Developer Guide

Contents

Methods of Hardware Design

Traditionally, you program an FPGA using a hardware description language (HDL) such as Verilog or VHDL. However, a recent trend is to use higher-level languages. Higher levels of abstraction can reduce the design time and increase portability of the resulting design.
The rest of this chapter discusses how the compiler maps high-level languages to a hardware datapath.

Product and Performance Information

1

Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

Notice revision #20110804