Configurable Processors--Boon or Bane?

Donovan, John
January 2009
Portable Design;Jan2009, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p32
The article provides information on several configurable processors from different companies. It includes Tensilica Inc.'s Xtensa processor architecture, which was designed for use in application specific integrated circuits (ASIC) since it used the good reduced instruction set computing (RISC) features. Meanwhile, ARC International PLC is also in the track which it focused on complete audio and video system cores. Director Richard York of product marketing for microprocessors at ARM also shared the computer architecture of the company.


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