The Instruction-Set Extension Problem: A Survey

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Provided by: Springer Healthcare
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
Over the last years, the authors have witnessed the increased use of Application-Specific Instruction-Set Processors (ASIPs). These ASIPs are processors that have a customizable instruction-set, which can be tuned towards specific requirements. The identification, definition and implementation of those operations that provide the largest performance improvement and that should be hardwired, extending in this way the Instruction-Set, constitutes a major challenge. This paper is to investigate and study the issues regarding the customization of an instruction-set in function of the specific requirements of an application.
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