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Application of multimode HLS techniques to ASIP synthesis

Abstract : Automatic generation of ASIPs is still insufficiently resource-efficient compared to human design. The current best eort relies on extending existing processor cores with custom instruction pathways, an approach that has several drawbacks: resources already existing in the core cannot be reused, and data access is restricted to the original register reads and writes, creating a bottleneck in throughput. We present an ASIP synthesis algorithm that turns a semantic description of an instruction set into a synthesizable description of a processor's datapath in an efficient manner, based on a mod- ication of Moreano's datapath merge algorithm. Support for operator mobility across pipeline stages, combinatorial loop prevention and realistic multiplexer resource usage estimation for FPGAs is added. The translation chain is not yet completed, but preliminary results show efficient resource reuse between instruction datapaths.
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Nina Engelhardt. Application of multimode HLS techniques to ASIP synthesis. Hardware Architecture [cs.AR]. 2010. ⟨dumas-00530686⟩



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