MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Principal Investigator and Professor Arvind, CSAIL graduate student Myron King and former graduate student Nirav Dave will present a new system that enables hardware designers to specify, in a single programming language, all the functions they want a device to perform at the ‘Association for Computing Machinery’s 17th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems’.

The new system, an extension of the chip-design language BlueSpec designed by Arvind and his students, will allow hardware designers to designate which functions should be hardware and which should be software.