Chapter 22. Instance-specific Design

Oliver Pell, Wayne LukDepartment of ComputingImperial College, London

This chapter covers instance-specific design, an optimization technique involving effective exploitation of information specific to an instance of a generic design description. Here we introduce different types of instance-specific designs with examples. We then describe partial evaluation, a systematic method for producing instance-specific designs that can be automated. Our treatment covers the application of partial evaluation to hardware design in general, and to field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in particular.

Instance-specific Design

FPGAs are an effective way to implement designs in computationally intensive datapath-orientated applications ...

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