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Application specific forwarding network and instruction encoding for multi-pipe ASIPs

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Application specific forwarding network and instruction encoding for multi-pipe ASIPs
Small area and code size are two critical design issues in most of embedded system designs. In this paper, we tackle these issues by customizing forwarding networks and instruction encoding schemes for multi-pipe Application Specific Instruction-Set Processors (ASIPs). Forwarding is a popular technique to reduce data hazards in the pipeline to improve performance and is applied in almost all modern processor designs; but it is very area expensive. Instruction encoding schemes have a direct impact on code size; an efficient encoding method can lead to a small instruction width, and hence reducing the code size. We propose application specific techniques to reduce forwarding networks and instruction widths for ASIPs with multiple pipelines. By these design techniques, it is possible to reduce area, code size, and even power consumption (due to reduced area), without costing any performance. Our experiments, on a set of benchmarks using the proposed customization approaches show that, on...
Swarnalatha Radhakrishnan, Hui Guo, Sri Parameswar
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Year 2006
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Authors Swarnalatha Radhakrishnan, Hui Guo, Sri Parameswaran, Aleksandar Ignjatovic
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