You can achieve increases in design performance by selecting the right hardware platform and silicon features, being familiar with the device architecture, or having the proper settings and features in your implementation tools. But one of the most overlooked ways to increase design performance is to write HDL code that is very efficient for the targeted device. In this article, we’ll present coding style tips to accelerate design performance.

Reprinted with permission from Xcell Journal / Fourth Quarter 2005. Article © Xcell Journal.