1. Introduction.- 2. The ASIP Design Space.- 3.Design Automation Tools for ASIP Design.- 4. Profiling for ASIP Design.- 5. Profiler: Design and Implementation.- 6. A Primer on ISA Customization.- 7. ISA Customization Design Flow.- 8. ISE Generation Algorithms.- 9. Increasing Data Bandwidth to ISEs through Register Clustering.- 10. Case Studies.- 11. Summary:Taking Stock of Application Analysis.- A. Post ISE Generation DFG Transformation Algorithms.- References.- Index.
This book introduces a novel design methodology which can significantly reduce the ASIP development effort through high degrees of design automation. The key elements of this new design methodology are a powerful application profiler and an automated instruction-set customization tool which considerably lighten the burden of mapping a target application to an ASIP architecture in the initial design stages. The book includes several design case studies with real life embedded applications to demonstrate how the methodology and the tools can be used in practice for accelerating the overall ASIP design process.
Provides a thorough survey of ASIP design in general, and application analysis (profiling and ISA customization) in particular
Introduces several original concepts/tools, as well as algorithms and software architectures, to enable readers to build similar ASIP tool flows from scratch
Includes case studies that demonstrate systematically how ASIPs can be built using application analysis tools presented in the book