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Lipsi: Probably the Smallest Processor in the World

  • Martin Schoeberl
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10793)

Abstract

While research on high-performance processors is important, it is also interesting to explore processor architectures at the other end of the spectrum: tiny processor cores for auxiliary functions. While it is common to implement small circuits for such functions, such as a serial port, in dedicated hardware, usually as a state machine or a combination of communicating state machines, these functionalities may also be implemented by a small processor. In this paper, we present Lipsi, a very tiny processor to make it possible to implement classic finite state machine logic in software at a minimal cost.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer ScienceTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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