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FAQ: Services


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What is compiler qualification?

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We check to see if a compiler is implemented in compliance with standards and if it runs property under various mixes of specifications. Please refer to Services for details.

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What is an option?

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An option is a compile option to be specified before running a compiler.

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Can you use the application software I own for qualification service?

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This is not a part of Compiler Qualification Service. Please contact us separately.

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What do I need to provide?

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Please provide:

  • Compiler set (assembler, compiler, linker)
  • Execution environment (debugger, simulator, hardware)
  • Shell scripts and makefiles to compile, link, and execute automatically.

We require a mechanism by which a text file is generated from the printf function.

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What are your requirements? (For example, does my compiler need to pass PlumHall prior to CQS?)

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There are no specific requirements, however, our qualification service is more effective after your compiler passes a validation tool such as PlumHall or your own.

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Is it acceptable to have bugs in the compiler?

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We limit the number of bugs to 40 in the standard evaluation and to 20 in a trial course. Please note that we do not continue analysis if the number reaches the limit.

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Can you evaluate performance as well?

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Yes. We evaluate compiler capability using various measures such as generated code size, execution time of generated code, and compilation time.

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Can you compare my compiler with a competitor's compiler?

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Yes, as long as you provide us with a compiler to compare with.

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Can you provide some sort of guarantee?

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We do not provide guarantee, however, we supply the results of the test cases as a system test report.

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Is a GUI only simulator acceptable?

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In case of a GUI only simulator, auto-execution features are necessary such as macros and scripts.

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How long does it take?

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It takes about 2 weeks for 2 options using a simulator on Windows 2000. However, it may take longer depending on the speed of the compiler and simulator, as well as the number of bugs.

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How long does it take to test on physical hardware?

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It takes approximately 4 weeks for 2 options though it differs depending on the environment.

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Can you provide certification?

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We do not provide certification. We supply a system test report upon completion.

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How many DSP-C test programs are there?

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There are approximately 50,000 programs at this moment. We are developing more programs.

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