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VLSI Design Methodologies for Digital Signal Processing Architectures

Volume 257 of the series The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science pp 365-394

A General Purpose Xputer Architecture derived from DSP and Image Processing

  • A. AstAffiliated withUniversität Kaiserslautern Postfach, Fachbereich Informatik
  • , R. W. HartensteinAffiliated withUniversität Kaiserslautern Postfach, Fachbereich Informatik
  • , H. ReinigAffiliated withUniversität Kaiserslautern Postfach, Fachbereich Informatik
  • , K. SchmidtAffiliated withUniversität Kaiserslautern Postfach, Fachbereich Informatik
  • , M. WeberAffiliated withUniversität Kaiserslautern Postfach, Fachbereich Informatik

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Abstract

This paper illustrates a novel class of computational devices called Xputers, which are by up to several orders of magnitude more efficient than the von Neumann paradigm of computers. The paper shows how the new paradigm is partly derived from accelerating features of image processors and digital signal processors,and it illustrates xputer execution mechanisms and associated programming techniques by means of simple algorithm examples.