FPGA C Compiler
First, special thanks to Dave Galloway's original TMCC
language work for the University of Toronto's Transmogrifier
system which was the starting point for this project.
The beta-2 release includes project
work since the initial beta release
by Isaac Pentinmaki, Rahul Menon, and John Bass. Supporting
work setting up CVS/SVN done by Mark Phillips. See the
top level README file for contributions, and the user manual in the doc
directory for more information.
FpgaC is an amazingly powerful tool, even in it's current subset C
form, for exploring reconfigurable computing projects. This is
very useful for many C programmers wishing to develop robotics or other
hobby applications. Code testing can largely be done with a
traditional compiler and source code debug environment, and once
working, moved to the FPGA target platform with FpgaC. Much
easier than learning VHDL or Verilog, and debugging in a simulator
environment with test vectors for applications which involve complex
algorithms and state machines.
Other team members are welcome that would like to join the FpgaC
Several job postings have been made for short term projects, and longer
term help is certainly welcome. See the Feature Requests page for
project ideas, and be sure to add your own too.
If you enjoyed your compilers class, want to contribute to open source
Reconfigurable Computing, or are looking for a senior
project or thesis, consider helping with FpgaC for your project.
The core developers for this project are not employer supported, and
most of us are self employed consultants that take time from our
families and other paying work to support this project. If you
find this tool useful, please help further it's
development with donations at: