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Retargetable compilers and tools for embedded processors in industrial applications

Abstract : Embedded core processors are becoming a vital part of today's system-on-a-chip in the growing areas of telecommunications, multimedia, and consumer electronics. This is mainly in response to a need to track evolving standards with the flexibility of embedded software. This trend is making retargetable software compilation a key enabler, not only for improving engineering productivity, but to allow designers to explore the architectural possibilities for the application domain. This presentation will cover the key contributions of a thesis carried out at the TIMA laboratory of INPG in co-operation with SGS-Thomson Microelectronics. Contributions have been made in three categories: methods and experiences in industry using a retargetable compiler methodology for embedded processors; a new compilation approach to address generation for DSP architectures; and a set of tools which allow the exploration of an instruction-set architecture in the light of redesigning the processor for an evolution or reuse of the architecture. Emphasis will be made on methodologies and practical experiences which have been carried out at SGS-Thomson Microelectronics with example instruction-set processors such as an integrated video telephone, an MPEG-2 / AC-3 audio decoder, and an audio processor used in a Eurosound television application.
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Cl. B. Liem. Retargetable compilers and tools for embedded processors in industrial applications. Micro and nanotechnologies/Microelectronics. Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble - INPG, 1997. English. ⟨tel-00010762⟩



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