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Application-specific multiprocessor systems-on-chip

Author(s): A. A. Jerraya, A. Baghdadi, W. Cesario, L. Gauthier, D. Lyonnard, G. Nicolescu, Y. Paviot

Journal: Microelectronics journal

Volume: 33

Issue: 11

Pages: 891-898

Doi : 10.1016/S0026-2692(02)00070-8

It often happens that designers have to integrate different instruction-set processors on a single chip. Typical applications are wireless, image processing, xDSL, network and game processors. This paper deals with the three main problems that make the design of application-specific heterogeneous multiprocessor systems-on-chip very hard and expensive: higher level specification; software support packages design; and on-chip HW/SW communication design.