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Karuta is a scripting language for FPGA design (so called HLS).

Karuta is an object-oriented scripting language and its compiler to design logic circuits. The main objective of Karuta is to improve the productivity of logic circuit design. This kind of software is usually known as HLS (High Level Synthesis).

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Source code: (see NEWS file for latest updates)


VSCode extention for Karuta syntax:

Script in Karuta is like this and can be compiled into a design in Verilog HDL.

 module {
   output led #0

   process main() {
     var b bool = false
     while true {
       b = ~b

You can get synthesizable Verilog file led.v by

 $ karuta compile led.karuta

Details for Karuta HLS Compiler

  • GPL-3.0+

Last updated
  • 26 June 2021 - latest/stable
  • 26 June 2021 - latest/candidate



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