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Fast Simulation of Pipeline in ASIP Simulators

PŘIKRYL Zdeněk. Fast Simulation of Pipeline in ASIP simulators. In: 15th International Workshop on Microprocessor Test and Verification. Austin: IEEE Computer Society, 2014, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-0-7695-4000-9.
Czech title
Rychlá simulaci linky zřetězení v simulátorech aplikačně specifických procesorů
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Keywords
ASIP, Simulator, Pipeline
Abstract
A fast and accurate simulator of the newly designed application specific instruction-set processors is essential during processor development, testing, and verification as well as for software development. Instruction-set simulators are usually used at the early stages of the design. They have good performance, but because of their low accuracy they cannot be used for a detailed pipeline or timing analysis. For this task, cycle-accurate simulators are used. They are of high accuracy since the whole microarchitecture is simulated. But at the same time, the simulation time can be significantly longer than in the case of instruction-set simulators. We present a technique which reduces the simulation time with an acceleration of pipeline simulation. Experimental results show a speed-up during simulation. Moreover, the proposed concept can also be used for hardware realization of application specific instruction-set processors.
Published
2014
Pages
1-6
Proceedings
15th International Workshop on Microprocessor Test and Verification
Conference
Microprocessor Test and Verification 2014, Austin, TX, US
ISBN
978-0-7695-4000-9
Publisher
IEEE Computer Society
Place
Austin, US
DOI
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB10802,
   author = "Zden\v{e}k P\v{r}ikryl",
   title = "Fast Simulation of Pipeline in ASIP Simulators",
   pages = "1--6",
   booktitle = "15th International Workshop on Microprocessor Test and Verification",
   year = 2014,
   location = "Austin, US",
   publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
   ISBN = "978-0-7695-4000-9",
   doi = "10.1109/MTV.2014.18",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/10802"
}
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