What is CodAL?

CodAL is central to developing a processor core using Codasip Studio. It is a C-based language developed from the outset to describe all aspects of a processor including both the instruction set architecture (ISA) and microarchitecture.

Customizing an Existing RISC-V Processor

In the previous post we considered how you could create an optimized ISA for a domain-specific processor core by profiling software and experimenting with adding/removing instructions. Using the open RISC-V ISA can be a great starting point for a processor that combines application-specific capabilities and access to portable software.

More than Moore with Domain-Specific Processors

The Moore’s law has had remarkably long validity of almost half a century. Today, however, it is ceasing to apply, opening new pressing questions such as: How to make up for the fact that chip size cannot be effectively reduced any more? What is the new way to improve performance? Roddy’s blogpost digs into one of the most promising answers: Core customization. Read on!