Conditional: RTL-based synthesis flow
Aladdin: pre-RTL, power-performance simulator
inputs: high-level language descriptions of algorithms;
DDDG(dynamic data dependence graphs): accelerator; instead of RTL
Topic: specialized architectures
Accelerator: specialized hardware unit that performs a set of tasks with higher performance or better energy efficiency than a general-purpose CPU.
Moore Scaling: scale for cost. Costs of transistors depends on two factors — density of transistors, yield rate of the fabrication. Transistor size and Wafer size.
Dennard Scaling: scale for performance.