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A Software-Configurable Processor Architecture

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1 Author(s)
Gonzalez, R.E. ; Stretch

A software-configurable processor combines a traditional RISC processor with a field-programmable instruction extension unit that lets the system designer tailor the processor to a particular application. To add application-specific instructions to the processor, the programmer adds a pragma before a C or C++ function declaration, and the compiler then turns the function into a single instruction

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Micro, IEEE  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 5 )