The Intel® HLS Compiler is a high-level synthesis (HLS) tool that takes in untimed C++ as input and generates production-quality register transfer level (RTL) code that is optimized for Intel® FPGAs. This tool accelerates verification time over RTL by raising the abstraction level for FPGA hardware design. Models developed in C++ are typically verified orders of magnitude faster than RTL.
Intel® HLS Compiler is included in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software installation.
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The Intel® HLS Compiler for Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software provides various capabilities to enable hardware programmers to use C++ for accelerating their FPGA development process.
Uses untimed ANSI C++ as the golden design source
Allows you to quickly explore multiple architectures through high-level directives
Simplifies tool usage by inferring design intent from high-level constraints
Supports verification of RTL by comparison with the original C++ source model
Generates reusable intellectual property (IP) for system integration using the Platform Designer (formerly Qsys)
Supports inference of streaming, memory mapped, or wire interfaces
Performs device-specific timing-driven schedule optimization and technology mapping for Intel® FPGAs
Supports a software compiler use model and industry standards including ac_int data types
Detailed reporting feature for a birds-eye view: High-level design HTML reports are automatically generated during the simulation stage lets users see bottlenecks in their design
Allows users to view and analyze: Area utilization, loop structure, memory usage, system data flow, clusters, and surrounding logic
Supports multiple flows to integrate IP in a system. Integrate HLS code through direct HLD instantiation, through Platform Designer, or onto an Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card (Intel® PAC)
No extra license needed for the Intel® HLS Compiler
Download the new Intel® HLS Compiler Package. This separate add-on installer lets users take advantage of the latest version of HLS with an older version of Intel® Quartus® Prime Software, no need to revalidate your code
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