Impulse C is one of the most widely used software to FPGA hardware optimizing compilers. It has been used in over 2,000 designs by clients as diverse as NASA, Sony and Wall Street Banks. Impulse CoDeveloper is compatible with > 90% of FPGAs, and available processor cores. Impulse CoDeveloper also produces synthesizable VHDL or Verilog compatible with many other tools.
Impulse CoDeveloper enables Software Developers and Hardware Engineers to offload processor bound functions into FPGA. Multiple modes are supported. Projects can be exported as pure parallel-hardware running in optimized multiple streaming functions. Projects can be partitioned between FPGA logic and optional ARM or other on-board processors for System-on-Chip solutions. Projects can be partitioned between FPGA and the systems microprocessor, running code or commands over PCIe or other high speed interfaces. CoDeveloper easily integrates with current software flows. CoDeveloper offers extensive tutorials (both video and print) and a rich library of free and for-pay reference designs.
Impulse CoValidator(tm) HDL Test Bench Generator Saves Design Time — The intermediate file format of Impulse CoDeveloper is synthesizable VHDL. CoValidator generates HDL compatible with all IEEE-compliant VHDL simulators, and also generates scripts for popular HDL simulators such as Mentor’s ModelSim(r) or Aldec’s Active-HDL(r), allowing you to generate HDL test benches and launch simulation with just a few keystrokes. Catch errors before place-and-route, saving hours, days or even weeks of development time. Generate an HDL test bench, data files, and simulator scripts for hardware validation and hardware/software equivalency checking.
Buy the Book!. A Textbook and teaching materials are available to enable you to either learn about Impulse or to integrate Impulse into college or graduate level teaching. Over 6,000 copies sold. Dozens of Masters projects completed with Impulse C from Universities in Poland, Japan, China, Germany, UK and the US. The book is available new or used through Amazon and other book sellers. Teaching materials are available upon request (use our contact form). Impulse also offers on- and off-site training.