Issue No. 07 - July (2005 vol. 38)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2005.226
Steve Leibson , Tensilica
James Kim , Tensilica
System-on-chip designers can use configurable processors to leverage the benefits of nanometer silicon lithography with relatively little manual effort. These processors can achieve much higher performance than processors with conventional fixed-instruction-set architectures through the addition of custom-tailored execution units, registers, and register files as well as specialized communication interface ports.
multiprocessor systems, configurable processors, MPSoCs, nanometer silicon lithography, microprocessors
J. Kim and S. Leibson, "Configurable Processors: A New Era in Chip Design," in Computer, vol. 38, no. , pp. 51-59, 2005.