SIP for 5G and Beyond

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.

Authors:
Shahabuddin Shahriar, Mämmelä Aarne, Juntti Markku, Silvén Olli

Publication type:
A1 Journal article – refereed

Place of publication:

Keywords:
5G, 6G, ASIC, ASIP, B5G, FPGA, RTL, VLSI

Published:

Full citation:
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

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSII.2021.3050785

Read the publication here:
http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe202101212283