The tutorial discusses application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIP) and their potential for the fifth generation (5G) and beyond 5G networks. ASIP is a class of customized processor, typically designed for a single or a small set of applications, incorporating flexibility of a software implementation and efficiency of a register transfer level (RTL) based design. In this paper, we present advantages, methodology, tool sets and a summary of state-of-the-art ASIPs for communication systems. In addition, we identify key features of 5G and beyond 5G systems where flexibility is a key requirement and thus, ASIPs can play a pivotal role.
Shahabuddin Shahriar, Mämmelä Aarne, Juntti Markku, Silvén Olli
A1 Journal article – refereed
Place of publication:
S. Shahabuddin, A. Mämmelä, M. Juntti and O. Silvén, “ASIP for 5G and Beyond: Opportunities and Vision,” in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, doi: 10.1109/TCSII.2021.3050785
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