design automation to drive innovation and differentiation

With semiconductor scaling no longer being an option in most situations, optimization means customizing the processor for your specific application. With the right approach and right tools, processor design automation can enable innovation and differentiation. One way of achieving this is to create an application-specific processor by owning the design. To do this efficiently, manual […]

Design for differentiation: architecture licenses for custom compute in RISC‑V

black and white chip design to illustrate a blog on RISC architectures

I was discussing with a colleague about the concept of architecture license in RISC-V. I realized that, in the open-source world, it can be a little tricky to grasp. In a traditional processor IP model, there is a clear distinction between an off-the-shelf IP license that gives some level of configuration but no customization, and […]

What is CodAL?

CodAL logo of Codasip architecture language

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.