A proposed synthesis method for Application-Specific Instruction Set Processors

Horváth, Péter and Hosszú, Gábor and Kovács, Ferenc (2015) A proposed synthesis method for Application-Specific Instruction Set Processors. MICROELECTRONICS JOURNAL, 46 (3). pp. 237-247. ISSN 0026-2692


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Due to the rapid technology advancement in integrated circuit era, the need for the high computation performance together with increasing complexity and manufacturing costs has raised the demand for high-performance con fi gurable designs; therefore, the Application-Speci fi c Instruction Set Processors (ASIPs) are widely used in SoC design. The automated generation of software tools for ASIPs is a commonly used technique, but the automated hardware model generation is less frequently applied in terms of fi nal RTL implementations. Contrary to this, the fi nal register-transfer level models are usually created, at least partly, manually. This paper presents a novel approach for automated hardware model generation for ASIPs. The new solution is based on a novel abstract ASIP model and a modeling language (Algorithmic Microarchitecture Description Language, AMDL) optimized for this architecture model. The proposed AMDL-based pre-synthesis method is based on a set of pre-de fi ned VHDL implementation schemes, which ensure the qualities of the automatically generated register-transfer level models in terms of resource requirement and operation frequency. The design framework implementing the algorithms required by the synthesis method is also presented.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2015 09:10
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 09:10

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