ANN: Confluence -> Python for Hardware Verification

Ameet averilog at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 4 10:34:07 CEST 2003


Very informative...can you please direct me to
documentation/projects/research which uses Confluence. I did find the
pdf document on the website. Is any additional material available? Is
Confluence really free??
Thank you.
ameet
tom1 at launchbird.com (Tom Hawkins) wrote in message news:<833030c0.0306031015.5dcebf7a at posting.google.com>...
> 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?
> > 
> > ta
> > cds
> 
> Confluence actually originated from a Python based HDL called
> ParaCore (http://www.dilloneng.com/paracore.html).
> 
> 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.
> 
> We just got an article in EEdesign.  Check it out:
> 
> http://www.eedesign.com/columns/max_bytes/OEG20030529S0070
> 
> Regards,
> Tom
> 
> --
> Tom Hawkins
> Launchbird Design Systems, Inc.
> 952-200-3790
> tom1 at launchbird.com
> http://www.launchbird.com/
> 
> 
> > 
> > 
> > : Confluence is a functional programming language for hardware
> > : and logic design.  Though its syntax is much simpler than
> > : either Verilog or VHDL, it's semantics enables a level of
> > : design flexibility beyond the reach of either HDL.
>  
> > : Til now, Confluence compiled into Verilog and VHDL for
> > : logic synthesis and cycle-accurate C for high-speed simulation
> > : and hardware-software co-development.
>  
> > : With the addition of the Python model generator, hardware
> > : designers can now use the high-level constructs of our
> > : favorite language (Python!) to perform functional verification.
>  
> > : We were very surprised by Python's simulation performance;
> > : Python simulation of our benchmarks was right on par with
> > : HDL event-based simulators.  Not bad for a "scripting" language!
>  
> > : For more info on Confluence:
>  
> > :   http://www.launchbird.com/
>  
> > : To see Confluence output, including generated Python models
> > : visit any of the Confluence projects at:
>  
> > :   http://www.opencores.org/
>  
> > : Regards,
> > : Tom
>  
> > : --
> > : Tom Hawkins
> > : Launchbird Design Systems, Inc.
> > : 952-200-3790
> > : tom1 at launchbird.com
> > : http://www.launchbird.com/




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