Bespoke Processors for Applications with Ultra-Low Area and Power Constraints

Hari Cherupalli, Henry Duwe, Weidong Ye, Rakesh Kumar, John Sartori

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This article makes the case for bespoke processor design, an automated approach that tailors a general-purpose processor IP to a target application by removing all gates from the design that can never be used by the application. The resulting processors are more area- and energy-efficient without sacrificing performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-39
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Micro
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2018


  • Internet of Things
  • bespoke processors
  • hardware

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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