I have a software running on the Power PC and I need to offload some mathematical tasks to the FPGA. I would like to know what are the appropriate tools for the software developer to use.
Interface: Serial Rapid IO
FPGA: Arria 10 devkit
Thanks in advance!
Kindly help me in finding the right tool to get started with the implementation.
You can use either HLS or Open Cl. Open CL are mostly target for software engineer while HLS are target for hardware engineers.
It would probably be easier to use OpenCL in your case since the PCI-E and DDR IP cores are pre-configured and provided in the BSP and a PCI-E driver is also provided to allow communication between the host and the FPGA. Furthermore, controlling interactions between the host and the FPGA is relatively easy using the basic functions provided by the OpenCL standard. With HLS, however, you can only compile parts of your C code into an HDL module, and then you will have to manually insert it into a complete HDL projects with all interfaces created/instantiated and managed by you.