Issue No.01 - January-February (2008 vol.25)
Scott Davidson , Sun Microsystems
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MDT.2008.14
This is a review of Processor Design: System-on-Chip Computing for ASICs and FPGAs (edited by Jari Nurmi). Because processors are now embedded in SoCs and programmable devices, a system designer is not limited to chips available from major manufacturers. The theory is that a system built of specialized processors will be more efficient, and this book covers a wide range of such customized computer architectures. The book includes three main types of chapters. The first group consists of background information; the second focuses on stages of the processor design process; and the third includes examples of architecture types and experimental architectures, mostly from universities.
processor architecture, processor design, system-on-chip computing, ASICs, FPGAs
Scott Davidson, "How to make your own processor architecture", IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol.25, no. 1, pp. 96-98, January-February 2008, doi:10.1109/MDT.2008.14