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HDL Coder - is there an open source alternative?

HDL Coder is a powerful toolbox from MATLAB that lets you go from Simulink models, or MATLAB code, to VHDL code for large FPGAs. It's also very expensive. Like a few other toolboxes (LTE and most of the code conversion tools like HDL Coder) it not available in either the educational or home licenses.

While Open Research Institute has access to HDL Coder, thanks to a special license opportunity from MATLAB, we are going to learn how to use it and produce as much human-readable open source code as we can. If you can help with this, get in touch!

If HDL Coder remains unavailably expensive to anyone except the largest companies, then we'll take our knowledge and experience and try to find the best open source alternative that we can, use it, and do what we can to help improve it.

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