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Monday, November 02, 2009

Grant Martin in Tutorial at ICCAD 4:30 today

Embedded Processors, Methods and Applications: Computer Architects Perspective

As feature sizes diminish and transistors multiply, designers are compelled to move to higher levels of abstraction to overcome the productivity gap. Increasingly designers use processors as the main module in embedded system design. The available choices to the modern designer include processor (which are both non-configurable and configurable), DSP and GPU cores. This tutorial explores the available processors, details methodologies and explains applications.

The tutorial is divided into three parts: the first will explore the field of embedded processors; the second will look design methodologies based on embedded processors; the third, will describe an application in detail. This tutorial will be presented by three experienced researchers with industrial and academic experience, and will benefit students, researchers, and design engineers.

Grant Martin - Tensilica, Inc.
Sri Parameswaran - Univ. of New South Wales
Anand Raghunathan - Purdue Univ.