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Modeling Instruction Semantics in ADL Processor Descriptions for C Compiler Retargeting

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Modeling Instruction Semantics in ADL Processor Descriptions for C Compiler Retargeting
Today’s Application Specific Instruction-set Processor (ASIP) design methodology often employs centralized Architecture Description Language (ADL) processor models, from which software tools, such as C compiler, assembler, linker, and instruction-set simulator, can be automatically generated. Among these tools, the C compiler is becoming more and more important. However, the generation of C compilers requires high-level architecture information rather than low-level details needed by simulator generation. This makes it particularly difficult to include different aspects of the target architecture into one single model, and meanwhile keeping consistency. This paper presents a modeling style, which is able to capture high- and low-level architectural information at the same time and drives both the C compiler and the simulator generation without sacrificing the modeling flexibility. The proposed approach has been successfully applied to model a number of contemporary, real-world pr...
Jianjiang Ceng, Weihua Sheng, Manuel Hohenauer, Ra
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where SAMOS
Authors Jianjiang Ceng, Weihua Sheng, Manuel Hohenauer, Rainer Leupers, Gerd Ascheid, Heinrich Meyr, Gunnar Braun
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