Implementation of KRoC on Analog Devices' "SHARC" DSP

G.W. Otten, M.H. Schwirtz, R. Bruis, J.F. Broenink, A.W.P. Bakkers

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    This paper summarises the experiences gained at the Control Laboratory of the University of Twente in porting the Kent Retargetable occam Compiler -KroC -to the Analog Devices' ADSP21060 SHARC Digital Signal Processor. The choice of porting the KRoC to the DSP processor was in our view both a challenge and an absolute necessity because DSP processors are an important ingredient in modern day control systems. Currently, our implementation contains the most important occam primitives such as channel communication, PAR, ALT, and most of the integer arithmatic. Furthermore, a basic kernel was realised, providing channel-communication based scheduling only. This porting process, using quite straight-forward modifications of the SPARC KRoC-translator, was done within six weeks. A representative benchmark was constructed, showing that the 33Mhz SHARC-KRoC implementation is 40% faster than the the 25Mhz T800 using the INMOS D7205 Toolset.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationParallel processing developments
    EditorsBrian C. O'Neill
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam, the Netherlands
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9789051992618
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 1996
    Event19th World Occam and Transputer User Group Technical Meeting 1996: Parallel processing developments - Nottingham, UK
    Duration: 31 Mar 19963 Apr 1996

    Publication series

    NameConcurrent systems engineering series
    PublisherIOS Press


    Conference19th World Occam and Transputer User Group Technical Meeting 1996
    Other31 March - 3 April 1996


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