Tuesday, July 05, 2011
To effectively use processors in the dataplane, 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. With a DPU's programmability, designers now have the flexibility to make changes close to and after silicon production. This white paper explains how DPUs can be effectively used in the SOC dataplane.
Posted by Tensilica at 9:18 AM