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AutoESL Design Technologies, Inc.

High-level synthesis tool


Founded in 2006 from technology developed within UCLA under the guidance of Jason Cong.They received $2M in from Adams capital management in 2007.

Other founders were Yiping Fan, Atul Sharan, Devadas Varma.

Main product was called AutoPilot, a high-level synthesis tool that needed less intervention that other tools in the market. They target ASICs, FPGAs and marketed to the software community for accelerators including financial companies

Acquired by Xilinx in 2011 and integrated into their Vivado tool suite.

  • Founded by: Jason Cong in 2006
  • HQ: Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Known for: High-Level Synthesis, HLS
  • Web: URL
  • Other names: AutoESL
  • Type: Company