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Semiconductor Engineering Article: What Is A Custom Processor?

By August 22, 2019May 12th, 2021No Comments

A custom processor has grown to mean that processors are now optimized for a particular class of tasks. The microarchitecture and instruction set is informed by the software it ultimately will run. Today, demand is high for customization tools that can realize proprietary instruction extensions of a standard ISA. The RISC-V Foundation has contributed greatly to the customization as its modular architecture provides space for non-standard extensions and proprietary software IP techniques.
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