Reconfigurable Instruction Set Processors: A Survey

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Reconfigurable Instruction Set Processors: A Survey
Reconfigurable instruction set processors have the capability to adapt their instruction sets to the application being executed through a reconfiguration in their hardware. Through this adaptation, they are expected to achieve a great improvement in performance compared to fixed instruction set processors. In this paper, we discuss the different hardware aspects that have to be considered during the design of such a reconfigurable processor. The topics discussed include the coupling of the processor and the reconfigurable logic, configuration, instruction coding and scheduling, granularity, hardware cache and reconfigurability. A classification of current reconfigurable processors is done according to the discussed topics.
Francisco Barat, Rudy Lauwereins
Added 01 Aug 2010
Updated 01 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2000
Where RSP
Authors Francisco Barat, Rudy Lauwereins
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