Hardware Design Lab CCE 3553
HSIC (Very High Speed Integrated Circuits)
anguage. In the mid-1980’s the U.S.Department of Defense and the IEEE sponsored thedevelopment of this hardware description language with thegoal to develop very high-speed integrated circuit. It hasbecome now one of industry’s standard languages used todescribe digital systems.
The other widely used hardware description language isVerilog. Both are powerful languages that allow you to describeand simulate complex digital systems.
Although these languages look similar as conventionalprogramming languages, there are some important differences.A hardware description language is inherently parallel, i.e.commands, which correspond to logic gates, are executed(computed) in parallel, as soon as a new input arrives