New Tradeoffs in an Old Trade: GP1000, Crusoe, ARC

Jakob Engblom

PhD Student, IAR Systems AB and Uppsala University

This talk gives a short introduction to three new CPUs that have attracted some attention in the last year:

  • Transmeta Crusoe (
  • Imsys GP1000 (, a Java-capable microcoded CPU)
  • ARC Cores (, user-configurable CPU cores.
The focus is on the philosophy and tradeoff choices behind these CPUs, that all deviate from the accepted conventional wisdom on how to build microprocessors and/or microcontrollers.

ASTEC seminar
April 4, 2000

Place: Information technology, Uppsala University
Room: 1549
Time: 13.15 - 14.00 (+ coffee and discussion)

Room 1549 is in Building 1, Floor 5, room 49
(in the northern part of the building).

Help on how get here and MIC campus drawing.

There will be an extended period for discussions after the seminar nourished by cookies and coffee.

Speakers are encouraged to give an short (5 min) introduction to the subject at the begining of the talk.
Listeners are excused if they have to leave after 1 hour.

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