Improving Design Understanding of Processors leveraging Datapath Clustering
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Design, Automation and Test in Europe
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In this paper, we present a novel approach for design understanding of processors. Our approach uses clustering techniques to identify datapath similarities based on control signal vectors. The resulting dendrogram captures the closeness of instructions wrt. their datapath and control in visual form. We demonstrate how our approach helps in design understanding of a RISC-V processor without reading the HDL code.