Electronic Systems Design Seminar


The Role of ASIP in Programmable Platforms

Dr. Albert Wang
Tensilica, Inc.

Monday, Nov 26, 2001, 1:00pm-2:00pm
540AB Cory Hall (DOP Center Classroom)


Slides: [ASIP]
Application-Specific Instruction-set Processor (ASIP) is becoming an essential component in System-on-Chip designs, due to its performance advantages over fixed processors and time-to-market advantages over hard-wired logic. This talk reviews the current ASIP technologies developed at Tensilica, relates the ASIP features to the needs in programmable platform designs, and concludes with some challenges for further research.


Albert Wang received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1989, under the direction of Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli and Bob Brayton, worked for 9 years at Synopsys and became a Synopsys fellow under the direction of Kurt Keutzer, is currently the Chief Engineer at Tensilica under the direction of Richard and Kurt. He is here today to take another qualifying exam.


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