Dynamic coalescing for 16-bit instructions

  title={Dynamic coalescing for 16-bit instructions},
  author={Arvind Krishnaswamy and Rajiv Gupta},
  journal={ACM Trans. Embedded Comput. Syst.},
In the embedded domain, memory usage and energy consumption are critical constraints.Embedded processors such as the ARM and MIPS provide a 16-bit instruction set, (called Thumb in the case of the ARM family of processors), in addition to the 32-bit instruction set to address these concerns. Using 16-bit instructions one can achieve code size reduction and instruction cache energy savings at the cost of performance. This paper presents a novel approach that enhances the performance of 16-bit… CONTINUE READING
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