By Topic

Retargetable compilers and architecture exploration for embedded processors

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $33
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

7 Author(s)
R. Leupers ; Inst. for Integrated Signal Process. Syst., RWTH Aachen Univ. of Technol., Germany ; M. Hohenauer ; J. Ceng ; H. Scharwaechter
more authors

Retargetable compilers can generate assembly code for a variety of different target processor architectures. Owing to their use in the design of application-specific embedded processors, they bridge the gap between the traditionally separate disciplines of compiler construction and electronic design automation. In particular, they assist in architecture exploration for tailoring processors towards a certain application domain. The paper reviews the state-of-the-art in retargetable compilers for embedded processors. Based on some essential compiler background, several representative retargetable compiler systems are discussed, while also outlining their use in iterative, profiling-based architecture exploration. The LISATek C compiler is presented as a detailed case study, and promising areas of future work are proposed.

Published in:

IEE Proceedings - Computers and Digital Techniques  (Volume:152 ,  Issue: 2 )