University of Karachi
State-of-the-art ASIPs (Application Specific Instruction set Processors) achieve a significant speedup by combining dedicated hardware accelerators with well-established general purpose processors. Whereas traditional ASIPs are vendor-targeted towards a specific application domain, modern ASIPs allow the designer to define individual pre-fabrication customizations, thus improving the degree of specialization towards the actual application requirements. Hence, computational hot spots can be targeted more specifically. However, only a subset of hotspots can be taken care of to keep the ASIP within a reasonable size.