CoreDSL 2.0

Xtext project to parse CoreDSL files


CoreDSL 2 is a domain-specific language to model processor cores at the level of their instruction set architecture (ISA). Its use cases include the generation of ISA-specific artifacts for compilers, instruction set simulators (ISS) and other validation purposes, as well as the the user-friendly specification of custom ISA extensions (ISAX) in conjunction with a high-level synthesis (HLS) tool.

Note that we consider supporting the generation of a complete core implementation solely from CoreDSL 2 to be a non-goal, as the language currently does not express any micro-architectural details.

Those who want to start with it should have a look at the Programmer’s manual.

Editor support is available for the Eclipse IDE, you can ad the plugins using the update site