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Bibtex entry:

  key  ={ESSCIRC2001:Cam},
  title={IP-Reusable 32-Bit VLIW Risc Core},
  author={F. Campi and R. Canegallo and R. Guerrieri},
  journal={European Solid State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC)},
  keywords={RISC VLIW ip-reuse open-source processor microcontroller xirisc},
  abstract={ This paper presents a 32-Bit, Very Long Instruction Word RISC
microcontroller specifically designed for IP-Reuse in a system-on-chip
design context. The architecture aims at minimizing instruction
cycles for a wide range of software applications: a 32-bit instruction
set is defined for normal execution, while a reduced 16-bit
instruction set allows the microprocessor to fetch instruction pairs
for concurrent double-datapath execution. The architecture is
described through a parametric, fully synthesizable VHDL RTL model
targeted at both FPGA and Standard Cells design, and is supported by a
complete software development suite derived from the open-source
GNU-Gcc toolchain. The model has been synthesized to
0.18um 6-metal Std-cells technology, functioning at 120 MHZ with an
area occupation of 2.72 mm^2 (30K cells, 90K gates). A test chip for
the architecture has also been manufactured in 0.18um technology,
featuring 128K bytes of Data as well as 128K bytes of Instruction
Memory, for an area occupation of 3.2mm^2 at 66 MHZ with
1.8V power supply.},

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