Catapult Low-Power HLS

Catapult is the industry’s first HLS tool that helps designers target power as an optimization goal. Leveraging PowerPro®’s best-in-class power analysis and optimization technology embedded inside of the HLS process, along with unique HLS optimizations, Catapult delivers the low power RTL you need.


Rapidly Explore and Optimize for Power

Catapult accelerates exploring different architecture tradeoffs and estimates the power, performance and area for each HLS solution. Catapult automatically performs fine grained power-saving optimizations aimed at minimizing switching activity in the RTL to deliver the greatest power savings.

Push-Button Estimation and Analysis

Using the HLS testbench configuration already used for Verification, Catapult automatically drives simulation of generated RTL solutions. Captured switching data and technology library enable the embedded PowerPro engine to give designers rapid feedback on the approximate power cost of HLS blocks, enabling exploration and architectural optimization.

Power Estimation Flowchart

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