ANN: Confluence -> Python for Hardware Verification
christopher.saunter at durham.ac.uk
Wed Jun 4 15:28:17 CEST 2003
Tom Hawkins (tom1 at launchbird.com) wrote:
: christopher.saunter at durham.ac.uk (Christopher Saunter) wrote in message news:<bbi8rq$glp$1 at sirius.dur.ac.uk>...
: > Tom Hawkins (tom1 at launchbird.com) wrote:
: > : Over the weekend we released Confluence 0.4.6: the first
: > : version to included the new Python model generator.
: > Neato. I have found Python to be very well suited to removing some of the
: > pain of HDLs ;-) - can you say how long the free trial licences of
: > Confluence are likely to last for?
: Confluence actually originated from a Python based HDL called
: ParaCore (http://www.dilloneng.com/paracore.html).
I use a rather simpler (read naffer ;-) Python based simulater for
synchronous logic I wrote to help design some dspish projects. One thing
I use is a GUI front end, primarily for visualising dataflow through a
desgin - I find visual feedback drastically simplifies aligning data
pipelines and control flow etc. From a brief look at the Confluence docs
on the Python model, it should not be to involved to produce a GUI
front end for it. Is this something Launchbird plan, or is there
scope / interest for a GUI front end for visualisation of the Python
models? Of the various suported languages, I expect Python would be the
best suited to such a task.
Also, from reading the docs, maybee it's time I revived my side project of
: The first Confluence seat is free, indefinite, and
: enables the full compiler -- no size or performance restrictions.
: Our revenue comes from the medium to larger design firms.
Nice one. I hope that aproach proves fruitfull - it is certianly
appreciated at my end of the world.
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