Design of Energy-Efficient Application-Specific Instruction Set Processors

  • Tilman Glökler
  • Heinrich Meyr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Pages 1-3
  3. Pages 75-116
  4. Pages 145-166
  5. Pages 167-169
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 170-234

About this book


After a brief introduction to low-power VLSI design, the design space of ASIP instruction set architectures (ISAs) is introduced with a special focus on important features for digital signal processing. Based on the degrees of freedom offered by this design space, a consistent ASIP design flow is proposed: this design flow starts with a given application and uses incremental optimization of the ASIP hardware, of ASIP coprocessors and of the ASIP software by using a top-down approach and by applying application-specific modifications on all levels of design hierarchy. A broad range of real-world signal processing applications serves as vehicle to illustrate each design decision and provides a hands-on approach to ASIP design. Finally, two complete case studies demonstrate the feasibility and the efficiency of the proposed methodology and quantitatively evaluate the benefits of ASIPs in an industrial context.


IC Signal Software VLSI algorithms architecture consumption filter integrated circuit model optimization processor single-electron transistor static-induction transistor

Authors and affiliations

  • Tilman Glökler
    • 1
  • Heinrich Meyr
    • 2
  1. 1.IBM Deutschland Entwicklung GmbHBöblingenGermany
  2. 2.Integrated Signal Processing SystemsAachen University of TechnologyGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-7730-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2540-2
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences