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Very Large Instruction Word Architectures
(VLIW Processors and Trace Scheduling)

Binu K. Mathew
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VLIW processors have emerged as the mainstay of digital signal processing and high performance embedded computing. DSP processors such as the Texas Instruments TMS320C6000 and Analog Devices SHARC as well as media processors such as the Philips Trimedia use VLIW technology. This article is a survey of key VLIW concepts and history. One version of this article appeared in The Computer Engineering Handbook, Edition 1, from CRC press. This updated version will appear in the next edition.

Binu K. Mathew