Up:Microprocessor Architectures
from VLIW to TTA

Microprocessor Architectures
from VLIW to TTA

Henk Corporaal
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Published by: John Wiley, 1998

  Hardcover - 405 pages Dimensions (in inches): 1.18 x 9.87 x 6.82

Exploring new trends in computer technology, Corporaal introduces an innovative and exciting concept: Transport Triggered Architectures (TTAs). Unlike most traditional architectures, where programmed operations trigger internal data transports, TTAs function through programming the data transports themselves. As a result the new architecture alleviates bottlenecks, allows for new code generation optimizations, and exploits hardware more efficiently.

Founded on recent research performed within the MOVE project at the Delft University of Technology, this book evaluates the attributes of different classes of architectures. It demonstrates how TTAs can be used as a template for automatic generation of application specific processors and highlights their suitability for embedded system design. Several commercial TTA implementations have proven its concepts and advantages.


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