Embedded Systems Technology - Custom single-purpose processors
Processor is a:
– digital circuit that performs computation tasks;
– controller and datapath.
Its general-purpose is variety of computation tasks, its single-purpose is one particular computation task. A custom single-purpose ia a non-standard task.
A custom single-purpose processor may be:
– fast, small, low power;
– but, high NRE, longer time-to-market, less flexible.