Building ASIPs: The Mescal Methodology

Building ASIPs: The Mescal Methodology

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An increasing number of system designers are using ASIPa€™s rather than ASICa€™s to implement their system solutions. Building ASIPs: The Mescal Methodology gives a simple but comprehensive methodology for the design of these application-specific instruction processors (ASIPs). The key elements of this methodology are: Judiciously using benchmarking Inclusively identifying the architectural space Efficiently describing and evaluating the ASIPs Comprehensively exploring the design space Successfully deploying the ASIP This book includes demonstrations of applications of the methodologies using the Tipi research framework as well as state-of-the-art commercial toolsets from CoWare and Tensilica.[108] Intel Corp. Intel IXP1200 network processor family, hardware reference manual, rev. 8, Aug. 2001. [109] Intel Corp. IXP1200 network processor microengine C RFC1812 layer 3 forwarding example design. Application Note, Sept. 2001.

Title:Building ASIPs: The Mescal Methodology
Author:Matthias Gries, Kurt Keutzer
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-07-01


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