Processor Design Tools

The following tools are meant as a supplement to the book : Computer Architecture - Pipelined and Parallel Processor Design by Michael J. Flynn.

Tools :

bar Optimum Pipelining : Optimize the number of pipeline stages

bar Silicon Area Tool : A, mm^2, feature size, rbe, resolution, and much more.

bar Wave Pipelining

bar FUPA : Floating Point Performance vs. Area Tradeoff

bar Cache Design Tools : consists of a Cache Timing, Area and Miss (DTMR) Estimator

bar Bus Occupancy

bar Floating-Point Divider Designer : Design the look-up table for an SRT divider

bar Total Disk Access Time

bar Disk Wait Time and Utilization

bar Raidiator : the RAID Tool

Last update : 10/20/2001