Books by Tensilica Employees

Tensilica employees have written or contributed to a number of excellent books about processor-based design, design automation and verification. Here are some of the best.

Processor and SOC Simulation

Processor and SOC Simulation

Published by Springer
ISBN: 978-1-4419-6174-7
Published 2010

Chapter 18: Configurable, Extensible Processor System Simulation by Grant Martin, Nenad Nedeljkovic, and David Heine

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ESL Models and Their Application
Edited by Brian Bailey and Grant Martin

Published by Springer
ISBN: 978-1-4419-0964-0
Published 2010

Chapter 6: Processor-Centric Design: Processors, Multiprocessors, Software

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Hardware-dependent Software

Hardware-dependent Software
Edited by Wolfgang Ecker, Worlfgang Muller, and Rainer Domer

Published by Springer
ISBN: 978-1-4020-9435-4
Published 2009

Chapter 7: Generation and Use of an ASIP Software Tool Chain by Sterling Augustine, Marc Gauthier, Steve Leibson, Peter Macleish, Grant Martin, Dror Maydan, Nenad Nedeljkovic and Bob Wilson

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Processor Description Languages
Edited by Prabhat Mishra and Mikil Dutt

Published by Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 978-0-12-374287-2
Published: May 2008

Chapter 8: TIE: An ADL for Designing Application-specific Instruction Set Extensions by Himanshu A. Sanghavi and Nupur B. Andrews

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Intellectual Property for Electronic Systems: An Essential Introduction
Edited by Brian Bailey and Kathy Werner

Published by International Engineering Consortium
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ISBN: 1-931695-57-1
Published: November 2007

Chapter 18: Case Study, Multiformat Video Decoder IP Design Based on Configurable and Extensible Processor IP
by Gulbin Ezer and Dennis Moolenaar

Closing the Power Gap book

Closing the Power Gap Between ASIC & Custom
Tools and Techniques for Low Power Design
Editor David Chinnery
Editor Kurt Keutzer

Published by Springer - Order now.
ISBN: 978-0-387-25763-1
Published: 2007

Chapter 5
Methodology to Optimize Energy of Computation for SOCs
by Jagesh Sanghavi and Eliot Gerstner

Designing Embedded Processors

Designing Embedded Processors: A
Low Power Perspective

Editor Jorg Henkel
Editor Sri Parameswaran

Published by Springer
ISBN: 978-1-4020-5868-4
Published: August 2007

Chapter 17
A Power and Energy Perspective
on Multi-Processor
By Grant Martin

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Processor Design

Processor Design: System-On-Chip Computing for ASICs and FPGAs
Editor Jari Nurmi

Published by Springer
ISBN: 978-1-4020-5529-4 (HB)
ISBN: 978-1-4020-5530-0 (e-book)
Published: 2007

Chapter 3
Beyond the Valley of the Lost Processors: Problems, Fallacies, and Pitfalls in Processor Design
By Grant Martin and Steve Leibson

Chapter 8
Customizable Processors and Processor Customization
By Steve Leibson

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ESL Design and Verification: A Prescription for Electronic System Level Methodology
by Brian Bailey, Grant Martin (from Tensilica) and Andrew Piziali

Published by Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN: 978-0-12-373551-5; Published: March 2007

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High-Performance Embedded Computing: Architectures, Applications, and Methodologies
By Wayne Wolf

Published by Morgan Kaufmann,
ISBN: 0-12-369485X; Published: September 2006

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Chapter by Chris Rowen.

Designing SOCS with Configured Cores: Unleashing the Tensilica Diamond Cores Technology
By Steve Leibson

Published by Elsevier. ISBN: 0-12-372498-8; Published: July 2006

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Customizable Embedded Processors: Design Technologies and Applications
by Paolo Ienne and Rainer Leupers

Published by Elsevier. ISBN: 0-12-369526-0; Published: July 2006

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Chapter by David Goodwin, Steve Leibson and Grant Martin

Platform Based Design at the Electronic System Level
by Mark Burton and Adam Morawiec

Published by Springer. ISBN: 1-4020-5137-9 Published: July 2006

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Chapter by Grant Martin

Advanced Signal Processing, Circuits, and System Design Techniques for Communications
Edited by: V. Paliouras, Th. Stouraitis, and A. Ioinovici

Published by IEEE. ISBN: 1-4244-0460-6. IEEE Cat. No: 06TH8891; Published May 2006

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"Extensible and Configurable Processors for SoC Design" chapter by Jari Nurmi, Steve Leibson, Fabio Campi and Christian Panis.

Electronic Design Automation Circuits Handbook
By Luciano Lavagno, Grant Martin and Louis Scheffer

Published by Taylor & Francis CRC Press. ISBN: 0849330963; Published: April 2006

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Includes chapters by Steve Leibson and Sumit Gupta.

The Functional Verification of Electronic Systems
By Brian Bailey

Published by International Engineering Consortium. ISBN: 978-1-931695-31-8; Published: 2005

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Chapter 18: Functional Verification of Configurable Embedded Processors by Dhanendra Jani, Chris Benson, Ashish Dixit and Grant Martin

Building ASIPs: The Mescal Methodology
By Matthias Gries and Kurt Keutzer

Published by Springer. ISBN: 0-387-26057-9; Published: 2005

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Includes chapters by Steve Leibson and Grant Martin

Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chips
by Ahmed Jerraya and Wayne Wolf

Published by Elsevier - Morgan Kaufmann. ISBN: 0-12-385251-X; Published: Sep 2004

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Includes chapter by Chris Rowen.

Engineering the Complex SOC: Fast, Flexible Design with Configurable Processors
By Chris Rowen, Steve Leibson

Published by Prentice Hall PTR.
ISBN: 0131455370; Published: June 2004

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Tensilica licensees have built over 700 DPU core variants in silicon?