Lipsi: Probably the Smallest Processor in the World

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Abstract

While research on high-performance processors is important, it is also interesting to explore processor architectures at the other end of the spectrum: tiny processor cores for auxiliary functions. While it is common to implement small circuits for such functions, such as a serial port, in dedicated hardware, usually as a state machine or a combination of communicating state machines, these functionalities may also be implemented by a small processor. In this paper, we present Lipsi, a very tiny processor to make it possible to implement classic finite state machine logic in software at a minimal cost.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture of Computing Systems
Volume10793
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2018
Pages18-30
ISBN (Print)9783319776095
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event31st International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems - Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Duration: 9 Apr 201812 Apr 2018

Conference

Conference31st International Conference on Architecture of Computing Systems
LocationTechnical University of Braunschweig
CountryGermany
CityBraunschweig
Period09/04/201812/04/2018
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume10793
ISSN0302-9743

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Schoeberl, M. (2018). Lipsi: Probably the Smallest Processor in the World. In Architecture of Computing Systems (Vol. 10793, pp. 18-30). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 10793 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77610-1_2