Retargetable Code Generation for Digital Signal Processors
According to market analysts, the market for consumer electronics will con- tinue to grow at a rate higher than that of electronic systems in general. The consumer market can be characterized by rapidly growing complexities of appli- cations and a rather short market window. As a result, more and more complex designs have to be completed in shrinking time frames. A key concept for coping with such stringent requirements is re-use. Since the re-use of completely fixed large hardware blocks is limited to subproblems of system-level applications (for example MPEG-2), flexible, programmable pro- cessors are being used as building blocks for more and more designs. Processors provide a unique combination offeatures: they provide flexibility and re-use. The processors used in consumer electronics are, however, in many cases dif- ferent from those that are used for screen and keyboard-based equipment, such as PCs. For the consumer market in particular, efficiency of the product plays a dominating role. Hence, processor architectures for these applications are usually highly-optimized and tailored towards a certain application domain.
- Hardback | 210 pages
- 157.5 x 241.3 x 20.3mm | 498.96g
- 30 Jun 1997
- Dordrecht, Netherlands
- 1997 ed.
- X, 210 p.
Table of contents
Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Processor Modelling. 3. Instruction-Set Extraction. 4. Code Generation. 5. Instruction-Level Parallelism. 6. The Record Compiler. 7. Conclusions. References. Index.