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Conventional scheduling algorithms usually adjust the clock cycle duration to the execution time of the longest operations. This results in large slack times wasted in those cycles with faster operations. To reduce the wasted times multi-cycle and chaining techniques have been employed. The scheduling algorithm presented in this paper goes one step further. It breaks up some of the specification operations and schedule several data-dependent operation fragments in the same cycle. In consequence, some of the specification operations are executed during several cycles (non-necessarily consecutive ones), and in every execution cycle some result bits are calculated. Thus the execution of one operation may start even if its predecessors have not finished yet. In the experimental results carried out, the proposed algorithm improves circuit performance above 70% on average, with slight increments in the datapath area.
Design Automation Conference, 2005. Proceedings of the ASP-DAC 2005. Asia and South Pacific (Volume:2 )
Date of Conference: 18-21 Jan. 2005