[LLVMdev] TR : LLVM and VHDL simulation

Baggett Jonas Jonas.Baggett at hefr.ch
Thu Oct 6 02:32:21 PDT 2011

Thanks for your answers.

In one year, I am going to have something like a semester project.
The idea I have for this project would be to create (for simulation only) a VHDL front-end to LLVM, compile some VHDL code with the newly created compilator and also with a commercial compilator and simulator and compare the performance of both simulations. I won't have the time to do a full VHDL support, but if I implement at least entities/architectures, concurrent statements, processes, integer and/or real and boolean types, that should be enough to do the comparison. Maybe after the project, I will continue to work on the VHDL front-end. The main point of this project will be to see what LLVM could bring in term of performances and ease of developpement.
This project has still to be accepted, so I am not 100% sure that I will do this project. I also found a tutorial (http://llvm.org/docs/tutorial/) that can help me to familiarize with LLVM before I will do this project (if I will).


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