A parameterized dataflow language extension for embedded streaming systems

Yuan Lin, Yoonseo Choi, Scott Mahlke, Trevor Mudge, Chaitali Chakrabarti

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Abstract

Many embedded DSP systems can be characterized as streaming applications. Imperative programming languages are ill suited for describing the concurrency within these DSP systems. SPEX is a language extension designed to let the programmers describe the inherent parallelism within DSP systems. In this paper, we highlight SPEX's language features for describing the streaming computation and communication patterns of DSP systems, and allowing the compiler to generate efficient code for embedded DSP architectures. This language extension is based on the parameterized dataflow computation model, with modifications to better describe DSP systems' complex streaming patterns. SPEX is applied as an extension onto the C++ programming language. It consists of a set of language constructs for describing the semantics of parameterized dataflow computations, and a set of language restrictions for helping the embedded compilation process. In this paper, the W-CDMA wireless protocol is used as our case study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2008 International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems
Subtitle of host publicationArchitectures, Modeling and Simulation, IC-SAMOS 2008
Pages10-17
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling and Simulation, IC-SAMOS 2008 - Samos, Greece
Duration: Jul 21 2008Jul 24 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2008 International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling and Simulation, IC-SAMOS 2008

Other

Other2008 International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling and Simulation, IC-SAMOS 2008
CountryGreece
CitySamos
Period7/21/087/24/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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