REFLIX: A processor core for reactive embedded applications. (English) Zbl 1020.68873

Glesner, Manfred (ed.) et al., Field-programmable logic and applications. Reconfigurable computing is going mainstream. 12th international conference, FPL 2002, Montpellier, France, September 2-4, 2002. Proceedings. Berlin: Springer. Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. 2438, 945-954 (2002).
Summary: Efficient and reliable interaction with the environment (reactivity) is a key feature for many embedded system applications. Current implementation technologies that include standard microprocessors and microcontrollers, or fully customized systems, are not ideally suited to such reactive tasks. We propose novel microprocessor architecture that has native support for reactivity, with the flexibility to be customized at much higher level than usual microprocessor-based solutions. The proposed microprocessor architecture is an extension of our existing FLIX processor open core. The new processor core, called REFLIX (Reactive FLIX), guarantees at most one instruction cycle delay for priority resolution and preemption and supports design style for reactive appli-cations used in Esterel programming language.
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68U99 Computing methodologies and applications
94C10 Switching theory, application of Boolean algebra; Boolean functions (MSC2010)


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