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ERSA
2009
185views Hardware» more  ERSA 2009»
10 years 2 months ago
Woolcano: An Architecture And Tool Flow For Dynamic Instruction Set Extension On Xilinx Virtex-4 FX
In this paper, we introduce the Woolcano reconfigurable processor architecture. The architecture is based on the Xilinx Virtex-4 FX FPGA and leverages the Auxiliary Processing Uni...
Mariusz Grad, Christian Plessl
TCAD
2008
118views more  TCAD 2008»
10 years 4 months ago
CHIPS: Custom Hardware Instruction Processor Synthesis
This paper describes an integer-linear-programming (ILP)-based system called Custom Hardware Instruction Processor Synthesis (CHIPS) that identifies custom instructions for critica...
Kubilay Atasu, Can C. Özturan, Günhan D&...
FPGA
2008
ACM
129views FPGA» more  FPGA 2008»
10 years 5 months ago
Efficient ASIP design for configurable processors with fine-grained resource sharing
Application-Specific Instruction-set Processors (ASIP) can improve execution speed by using custom instructions. Several ASIP design automation flows have been proposed recently. ...
Quang Dinh, Deming Chen, Martin D. F. Wong
ASAP
2007
IEEE
123views Hardware» more  ASAP 2007»
10 years 6 months ago
Estimating Area Costs of Custom Instructions for FPGA-based Reconfigurable Processors
FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) based reconfigurable processor has been shown to meet the increasingly challenging performance targets and shorter time-to-market pressures. I...
Siew Kei Lam, Thambipillai Srikanthan
EUC
2006
Springer
10 years 8 months ago
Custom Instruction Generation Using Temporal Partitioning Techniques for a Reconfigurable Functional Unit
Extracting appropriate custom instructions is an important phase for implementing an application on an extensible processor with a reconfigurable functional unit (RFU). Custom inst...
Farhad Mehdipour, Hamid Noori, Morteza Saheb Zaman...
CASES
2004
ACM
10 years 8 months ago
Scalable custom instructions identification for instruction-set extensible processors
Extensible processors allow addition of application-specific custom instructions to the core instruction set architecture. However, it is computationally expensive to automaticall...
Pan Yu, Tulika Mitra
FPL
2007
Springer
99views Hardware» more  FPL 2007»
10 years 8 months ago
Disjoint Pattern Enumeration for Custom Instructions Identification
Extensible processors allow addition of application-specific custom instructions to the core instruction set architecture. These custom instructions are selected through an analys...
Pan Yu, Tulika Mitra
ISCA
2005
IEEE
134views Hardware» more  ISCA 2005»
10 years 10 months ago
An Architecture Framework for Transparent Instruction Set Customization in Embedded Processors
Instruction set customization is an effective way to improve processor performance. Critical portions of application dataflow graphs are collapsed for accelerated execution on s...
Nathan Clark, Jason A. Blome, Michael L. Chu, Scot...
CODES
2005
IEEE
10 years 10 months ago
Satisfying real-time constraints with custom instructions
Instruction-set extensible processors allow an existing processor core to be extended with application-specific custom instructions. In this paper, we explore a novel application...
Pan Yu, Tulika Mitra
DATE
2006
IEEE
112views Hardware» more  DATE 2006»
10 years 10 months ago
Automating processor customisation: optimised memory access and resource sharing
We propose a novel methodology to generate Application Specific Instruction Processors (ASIPs) including custom instructions. Our implementation balances performance and area req...
Robert G. Dimond, Oskar Mencer, Wayne Luk
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