[Oberon] Oberon / Lola -> VHDL / Verilog Hardware Description Language

greim greim at schleibinger.com
Sat Dec 28 15:32:51 CET 2013


many thanks to your comments to my suggestions, regarding Oberon as HDI.

Some remarks:
1* theoretical, you may write a compiler that is translation an Oberon
style HDL to the configuration file for any FPGA.
In practice this would need 1000 man-year i guess.

So some Oberon -> (VHDL or Verilog) compiler would by the only practical 
way. Chisel as far as i remember has less the 10.000 lines of code.

2* many thanks for the hint to LOLA. As far as i could download the 
whitepaper its in principle what i suggested.
Its designed in 1995 for standard GALs. Actual FPGAs are much more 
complex. So a LOLA2 working as described in 1* would be one possible 
solution i guess.


Markus Greim

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