Accession Number : ADP008646

Title :   A Hardware Compiler for Digital Optical Computing,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Murdocca, Miles ; Gupta, Vipul ; Majidi, Masoud

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A hardware compiler for translating descriptions of digital circuits from a hardware description language (HDL) into gate-level layouts is under development at Rutgers University. The layouts are customized for optical processors that make use of arrays of optical logic gates interconnected in free-space with regular interconnection patterns such as perfect shuffles, crossovers, or global interconnects. Specific processors that the hardware compiler supports include the S-SEED based all-optical processor developed at AT&T Bell Labs, the S-SEED based all-optical processor under development at the Photonics Center at RADC/Griffiss AFB, and the acousto-optical modulator based RISC processor under development at OptiComp Corporation.

Descriptors :   *COMPILERS, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, *COMPUTATIONS, ACOUSTOOPTICS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE