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Customizable Embedded Processors: Design Technologies and Applicationsby Paolo Ienne
Synopses & Reviews
The increasing complexity and cost of developing ASICs has spurred the development of software tools to develop customizable embedded processors. Today's digital systems engineers needs to understand the design technologies and applications for this growing area of processor development.
Customizable Embedded Processors: Design Technologies and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in customizable embedded processor design, tools and applications. This book is unique in providing an unbiased presentation and assessment of all the major design approaches to designing customizable embedded processors, making it the key reference in the field. The industrial practitioner will gain an understanding of the technology and the practical use of the tools, together with an insight into developing customizable embedded processors through case studies. The up-to-date coverage of the latest research in the field will make the book an invaluable reference for researchers in the field.
* The definitive reference on embedded customizable processor design, tools and applications
* Provides an unbiased assessment of the different customizable processor design technologies
* Gives a good understanding of theory and practice, including case studies of implementations
Customizable processors have been described as the next natural step in the evolution of the microprocessor business: a step in the life of a new technology where top performance alone is no longer sufficient to guarantee market success. Other factors bec
Table of Contents
Introduction — Business Opportunities: The Case of Wireless Applications — Logistic Challenges: Lofty Ambitions and Stark Realities of Customizing Processors — Architectural Description Languages — Retargetable Toolsets — Processor Configuration — Automatic Instruction-Set Extensions — Challenges to Automatic Customization — Toolset Support for Instruction-Set Extensions — Coprocessor Generation from Executable Code — Datapath Synthesis — Instruction Matching and Modelling — Processor Verification — Sub-RISC Processors — An ASIP for UMTS-FDD Cell Search — Hardware/software Trade-offs for Advanced 3G Channel Decoding — FPGA-Based Processor Implementation — Designing a H.264 Encoder with Real-World Tradeoffs.
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