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2013 IEEE 19th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) (1997)
San Antonio, TX
Feb. 1, 1997 to Feb. 5, 1997
ISBN: 0-8186-7764-3
pp: 24
E.S.T Fernandes , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Princeton Univ., NJ, USA
S. Dutta , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Princeton Univ., NJ, USA
A. Wolfe , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Princeton Univ., NJ, USA
J. Fritts , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Princeton Univ., NJ, USA
ABSTRACT
This paper represents a design study of the datapath for a very long instruction word (VLIW) video signal processor (VSP). VLIW architectures provide high parallelism and excellent high-level language programmability, but require careful attention to VLSI and compiler design. Flexible, high-bandwidth interconnect, high-connectivity register files, and fast cycle times are required to achieve real-time video signal processing. Parameterizable versions of key modules have been designed in a 0.25 /spl mu/m process, allowing us to explore tradeoffs in the VLIW VSP design space. The designs target 33 operations per cycle at clock rates exceeding 600 MHz. Various VLIW code scheduling techniques have been applied to 6 VSP kernels and evaluated on 7 different candidate datapath designs. The results of these simulations are used to indicate which architectural tradeoffs enhance overall performance in this application domain.
INDEX TERMS
video signal processing, datapath design, VLIW video signal processor, very long instruction word, VLIW architectures, high parallelism, high-level language programmability, VLSI, compiler design, high-bandwidth interconnect, high-connectivity register files, parameterizable versions
CITATION
E.S.T Fernandes, S. Dutta, A. Wolfe, J. Fritts, "Datapath design for a VLIW Video Signal Processor", 2013 IEEE 19th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), vol. 00, no. , pp. 24, 1997, doi:10.1109/HPCA.1997.569593
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