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S. Shahabuddin, A. Mämmelä, M. Juntti and O. Silvén, "ASIP for 5G and Beyond: Opportunities and Vision," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 851-857, March 2021, doi: 10.1109/TCSII.2021.3050785

SIP for 5G and beyond : opportunities and vision

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Author: Shahabuddin, Shahriar1; Mämmelä, Aarne2; Juntti, Markku3;
Organizations: 1Mobile Networks, Nokia, Finland
2VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
3Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Finland
4Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis (CMVS), University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-01-21


The tutorial discusses application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIP) and their potential for the fifth generation (5G) and beyond 5G networks. ASIP is a class of customized processor, typically designed for a single or a small set of applications, incorporating flexibility of a software implementation and efficiency of a register transfer level (RTL) based design. In this paper, we present advantages, methodology, tool sets and a summary of state-of-the-art ASIPs for communication systems. In addition, we identify key features of 5G and beyond 5G systems where flexibility is a key requirement and thus, ASIPs can play a pivotal role.

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Series: IEEE transactions on circuits and systems. II, Express briefs
ISSN: 1549-7747
ISSN-E: 1558-3791
ISSN-L: 1549-7747
Volume: 68
Issue: 3
Pages: 851 - 857
DOI: 10.1109/TCSII.2021.3050785
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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