They have a free 30-day evaluation. I may find out what hardware I'll
need and schedule a time where I can devote a month to learning more
about this tool:
My Logician tool plans to be like Blender's node editor, with things
connected graphically like that, with source code and logic contained
within each node. I have planned on making the source code a subset
of my CAlive language currently under development, with limited support
for local and global variables.
I can see the possibility from watching this video:
C to FPGA Compilation and Domain-Specific Computing
...that there exists an interesting potential of analyzing the data
usage, and determining what type of CPU would be be applied to this
application, and in that way creating a literal custom CPU with an
ISA designed for the needs of the tasks, which would allow for a quick
and completely programmable CPU to be custom fabricated per the needs
of each app, ultimately creating heterogeneous cores which run in
massive parallel on a target FPGA for a given application.
Logician would handle the wiring and source code, and the compiler
would handle the details of taking that source design and generating
a workable and viable stand-alone CPU with periphery ties.
This will be my goal with Logician.
Rick C. Hodign