Breaking an application specific instruction-set processor: the first step towards embedded software testing

J.T.M.H. Dielissen, B.L. Otero Mathijssen, J.A. Huisken

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Abstract

In this paper methods to stop an Application Specific Instruction set Processor (ASIP) are proposed. Constructing the stop criteria for an ASIP on a combination of program counter - and data values is expensive,. and therefore a novel solution, in which the micro program is extended, is investigated. The cost of this extension is limited due to the relative small program size, and optimisations are proposed for even further reduction. Due to the flexible setup of the tool that generates the ASIP both the analysis data of the needed debug hardware and the generation of this hardware can be automated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 7th IEEE International High-Level Design Validation and Test Workshop, HLDVT 2002
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages89-92
Number of pages4
Volume2002-January
ISBN (Electronic)0780376552
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Event7th IEEE International High-Level Design Validation and Test Workshop (HLDVT2002) - Cannes, France
Duration: 27 Oct 200229 Oct 2002

Conference

Conference7th IEEE International High-Level Design Validation and Test Workshop (HLDVT2002)
Abbreviated titleHLDVT2002
CountryFrance
CityCannes
Period27/10/0229/10/02

Keywords

  • Application software
  • Application specific processors
  • Costs
  • Counting circuits
  • Debugging
  • Embedded software
  • Hardware
  • Monitoring
  • Registers
  • Software testing

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