- 3.4. Listing the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Offline Compiler Command Options (no argument, -help, or -h)
- 7.5. Specifying the Name of an Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Offline Compiler Output File (-o <filename>)
- 7.6. Compiling a Kernel for a Specific FPGA Board and Custom Platform (-board=<board_name>) and (-board-package=<board_package_path>)
- 7.13. Converting Warning Messages from the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Offline Compiler into Error Messages (-Werror)
- 7.17. Forcing a Single Store Ring to Reduce Area at the Expense of Write Throughput to Global Memory (-force-single-store-ring)
- 7.18. Forcing Fewer Read Data Reorder Units to Reduce Area at the Expense of Read Throughput to Global Memory (-num-reorder)
1.2. Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ FPGA Programming Flow
The following SDK components work together to program an Intel® FPGA:
- The host application and the host compiler
- The OpenCL kernel(s) and the offline compiler
- The Custom Platform
The Custom Platform provides the board support package. Typically, the board manufacturer develops the Custom Platform that supports a specific OpenCL board. The offline compiler targets the Custom Platform when compiling an OpenCL kernel to generate a hardware programming image. The host then runs the host application, which usually programs and executes the hardware image onto the FPGA.
In a sequential implementation of a program (for example, on a conventional processor), the program counter controls the sequence of instructions that are executed on the hardware, and the instructions that execute on the hardware across time. In a spatial implementation of a program, such as program implementation within the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ , instructions are executed as soon as the prerequisite data is available. Programs are interpreted as a series of connections representing the data dependencies.
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