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High Level Synthesis (or Behavioural Synthesis) is automatic compilation (translation) from a description which is relatively easy to write and read to a representation that can be automatically implemented. The most common synthesis today compiles from a register transfer level language (RTL) to a netlist of existing design fragments (cells, gates, CLBs) in an ASIC/FPGA technology. High Level Synthesis is distinguished from RTL Synthesis by starting from a more abstract description, which takes less effort to write and is easier to read and understand. Thus the High Level Synthesis tool takes over more of the design work.
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