Building ASIPs: The Mescal Methodology
An increasing number of system designers are using ASIPs rather than ASICs to implement their system solutions. Building ASIPs: The Mescal Methodology gives a simple but comprehensive methodology for the design of these application-specific instruction processors (ASIPs).
The key elements of this methodology are:
Judiciously using benchmarking
Inclusively identifying the architectural space
Efficiently describing and evaluating the ASIPs
Comprehensively exploring the design space
Successfully deploying the ASIP
This book includes demonstrations of applications of the methodologies using the Tipi research framework as well as state-of-the-art commercial toolsets from CoWare and Tensilica.