A Framework for Retargetable Code Generation using Simulated Annealing

B.S. Visser

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    embedded systems. Retargetable code generation is a co-designing method to map a high-level software description onto a variety of hardware architectures without the need to rewrite a compiler. Highly efficient code generation is required to meet, for example, timing, area and low-power constraints. The traditional ordering of code generation phases introduces inefficiencies in the code generation process; phase-coupling deals with these inefficiencies. We introduce a new code generation technique based on simulated annealing. This technique focuses especially on highly irregular DSP architectures and is part of a generic framework for retargetable code generation. This approach is new because it fully tackles the phase-coupling problem. Furthermore, this approach shows that the modeling of the software algorithm and the hardware architecture plays a key role in the efficiency of code generation
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication25th EUROMICRO Conference 1999
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)0-7695-0321-7
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Feb 2000
    Event25th Euromicro Conference 1999: Informatics: Theory and Practice for the New Millennium - Milaan, Italy
    Duration: 8 Sep 199910 Sep 1999


    Conference25th Euromicro Conference 1999


    • IR-18876
    • METIS-119398


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