ASIP for 5G and Beyond: Opportunities and Vision

Shahriar Shahabuddin, Aarne Mammela, Markku Juntti, Olli Silven

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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 brief, 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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9319703
Pages (from-to)851-857
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • 5G
  • 5G mobile communication
  • 6G
  • ASIC
  • ASIP
  • B5G
  • Decoding
  • FPGA
  • Hardware design languages
  • Lattices
  • Program processors
  • RTL
  • Tools
  • Very large scale integration
  • VLSI.


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