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ASIP Design Methodology

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Abstract

The design of an ASIP is a challenging task due to the large number of design options. The competing design decisions such as flexibility, performance, and energy consumption need to be weighted against each other to reach the optimal point in the entire design space. Moreover, the increasing software complexity of today’s SoCs requires a shift from traditional assembly programming to high-level languages to boost the designer’s productivity. As a result, processor designers demand an increasing support from the design automation tools to explore the design space and rightly balance the flexibility vs. performance trade-off.

Keywords

Code Quality Hardware Description Language Embed Processor Architecture Exploration Software Development Tool 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RWTH Aachen University Institute for Software for Systems on SiliconAachenGermany

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