Fast Access to Accelerators: Enabling Optimized Data Transfer With RISC-V | Shubu Mukherjee, SiFive

Domain-specific accelerators (DSAs) are becoming increasingly common in systems-on-chip (SoCs). A DSA provides higher performance per watt than a general-purpose processor by optimizing the specialized function it implements. Examples of DSAs include compression/decompression units, random number generators and network packet processors. A DSA is typically connected to the core complex using a standard IO interconnect, such as an AXI bus.

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