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Can I translate BitStream back to VHDL code?

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Is it possible to translate a bitstream (for fpga programming) back to VHDL code?


thanks for advance

This is for a research project... can you give me your opinion?
 

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Re: BitStream

If you had enough knowledge about the internals of the FPGA, you could produce VHDL style of code. However, it would be meaningless. No disassembler can decipher that this group of bits is the "command data bus", or the "multiplex vector address" etc. The output would be the same as running a microcontroller's hex file through a disassembler. It does produce an assembly file, but does not even hint at how the code really works. All variables, registers, buses, and signals are given meaningless numeric names.
 

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