Issue No. 03 - May./Jun. (2018 vol. 38)
Hari Cherupalli , University of Minnesota
Henry Duwe , Iowa State University
Weidong Ye , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rakesh Kumar , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John Sartori , University of Minnesota
This article makes the case for bespoke processor design, an automated approach that tailors a general-purpose processor IP to a target application by removing all gates from the design that can never be used by the application. The resulting processors are more area- and energy-efficient without sacrificing performance.
low-power electronics, microprocessor chips, minimisation of switching nets
H. Cherupalli, H. Duwe, W. Ye, R. Kumar and J. Sartori, "Bespoke Processors for Applications with Ultra-Low Area and Power Constraints," in IEEE Micro, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 32-39, 2018.