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Monday, January 04, 2010

Back to Basics: Using Processors in the SOC Dataplane

Read the whitepaper. Designers need a quick, fool-proof way to customize those processors for the exact task at hand. A dataplane processor (or "DPU") naturally connects to existing RTL blocks and provides additional computational horsepower tailored to the exact data type needed - all this with less effort than hand-coding RTL finite state machines or microcoded engines.