By Matthias Gries, Kurt Keutzer
An expanding variety of procedure designers are utilizing ASIP’s instead of ASIC’s to enforce their method strategies. construction ASIPs: The Mescal technique supplies an easy yet finished method for the layout of those application-specific guideline processors (ASIPs).
The key parts of this technique are:
Judiciously utilizing benchmarking
Inclusively deciding on the architectural space
Efficiently describing and comparing the ASIPs
Comprehensively exploring the layout space
Successfully deploying the ASIP
This booklet comprises demonstrations of purposes of the methodologies utilizing the Tipi learn framework in addition to cutting-edge advertisement toolsets from CoWare and Tensilica.
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Extra info for Building ASIPs : the MESCAL methodology
A methodology supporting a design discontinuity maps from the higherlevel abstraction down to the reliable foundation. Elements of this methodology are: - A design-entry approach that offers 10X productivity improvement. The holistic view of the entered design provided by this approach must be greater than the sum of its parts. - Afunctional verijication approach that offers 10-100X speed-up in verification. - An implementation approach that is predictable and reliable. This approach must offer "single-pass" success even if it loses as much as 10X in speed or area relative to existing methodologies on portions of the design.
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For example, revenues peaked in 2000 and fell off sharply in the years 2002-2003. ~ Over its history the semiconductor industry has shown sustained double-digit growth. Goodall et al. observe an average 16% a year increase in revenues over 40 years of the 10 Introduction and Motivation industry . 1% growth rate quoted in . Formula 1: design-budget = semiconductor-revenue x %_of_revenue_forR&D-budget So, if the amount of money available to spend on integrated circuit design is as given in Formula 1, then, the above data is quite encouraging.