ADL and High Performance Processor Design

  • Liu Yang
  • Xiaoqiang Ni
  • Yusong Tan
  • Hengzhu Liu
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 337)


Architecture Description Language (ADL) can model many computer related problems and is widely used in software and hardware design. When used in processor design, lots of institutes and companies use ADL as processor quick prototype design language and use it to generate processor simulator, test-benches and compiler utilities. This paper analyzes and compares three processor description languages. We also give the disadvantages of modern ADL when used in high performance processor design and give some suggestions for further ADL development.


ADL High-Performance Processor Design PML 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liu Yang
    • 1
  • Xiaoqiang Ni
    • 1
  • Yusong Tan
    • 1
  • Hengzhu Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceNational University of Defense TechnologyChangShaChina

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