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Hierarchical Microprocessor Design Using XASM M.Anlauff , D. Fischer , P. W. Kutter , J. Teich , R. Weper
 

Summary: Hierarchical Microprocessor Design Using XASM
M.Anlauff , D. Fischer , P. W. Kutter , J. Teich , R. Weper
1: GMD FIRST, Berlin, Germany, ma@first.gmd.de
2: Institute of Electrical Engineering andInformation Technology, University of
Paderborn, Germany, {fischer,teich,weper}@date.upb.de
3: Department of Electrical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,
Zurich, Switzerland, kutter@acm.org
1 Abstract
In this paper, we introduce a tool-supported approach for mixed behavioral and
structural simulator generation of complex state-of-the-art microprocessors using
Abstract State Machines (ASMs) [5,3]. First, we describe our methodology starting
from graphical architecture entry to automatic translation into XASM [1] language
code. A major weakness of existing ASM language definitions is the lack of support
in modeling hierarchy which is of utmost importance for modeling complex
architectures, i.e. for architectures with highly regular and repeatedly instantiated
components. Therefore, we discuss problems of extensions of ASM languages to
support hierarchy and show how XASM's consequent realization of hierarchical
ASMs (as introduced in [6]) is able to support hierarchical modeling in the discussed
field.
2 Motivation

  

Source: Anlauff, Matthias - Kestrel Institute

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences