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Compiler generation from structural architecture descriptions

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Compiler generation from structural architecture descriptions
With increasing complexity of modern embedded systems, the availability of highly optimizing compilers becomes more and more important. At the same time, application specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs) are used to fine-tune hardware platforms to the intended application, demanding the availability of retargetable components throughout the whole tool chain. A very promising approach is to model the target architecture using a dedicated description language that is rich enough to generate hardware components and the required tool chain, e.g., assembler, linker, simulator, and compiler. In this work we present a new structural architecture description language (ADL) that is used to derive the architecture dependent components of a compiler backend -- most notably an instruction selector based on tree pattern matching. We combine our backend with gcc, thereby opening up the way for a large number of readily available high level optimizations. Experimental results show that the aut...
Florian Brandner, Dietmar Ebner, Andreas Krall
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CASES
Authors Florian Brandner, Dietmar Ebner, Andreas Krall
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