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Multiprocessor Systems on Chip

Design Space Exploration

  • Torsten Kempf
  • Gerd Ascheid
  • Rainer Leupers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Torsten Kempf, Gerd Ascheid, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 1-5
  3. Torsten Kempf, Gerd Ascheid, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 7-22
  4. Torsten Kempf, Gerd Ascheid, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 23-47
  5. Torsten Kempf, Gerd Ascheid, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 49-54
  6. Torsten Kempf, Gerd Ascheid, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 55-65
  7. Torsten Kempf, Gerd Ascheid, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 67-88
  8. Torsten Kempf, Gerd Ascheid, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 89-130
  9. Torsten Kempf, Gerd Ascheid, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 131-151
  10. Torsten Kempf, Gerd Ascheid, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 153-156
  11. Torsten Kempf, Gerd Ascheid, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 157-162
  12. Torsten Kempf, Gerd Ascheid, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 163-164
  13. Torsten Kempf, Gerd Ascheid, Rainer Leupers
    Pages 165-171
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 173-189

About this book

Introduction

In the domain of embedded systems the contradicting requirements of computational performance, energy efficiency and flexibility, together with the shrinking time-to-market and extremely short product lifecycles, exhibits one of the most challenging assignments in engineering today.  System architects are asked to apply new and innovative designs to cope with these challenges. However, the effort for evaluating a single design and the exploration of the virtually unlimited design space requires new exploration techniques. Effective exploration demands a simple and quick identification of suitable implementation candidates, while an efficient evaluation of a single design point requires a detailed analysis of the platform characteristics subject to the application requirements.
 
This book answers the above challenges by combining analytical- and simulation-based models for evaluation of a single design and enhances the exploration by enabling a smooth transition between these models.  Readers benefit from a comprehensive introduction to the design challenges of MPSoC platforms, focusing on early design space exploration. The book defines an iterative methodology to increase the abstraction level so that evaluation of design decisions can be performed earlier in the design process.  These techniques enable exploration on the system level before undertaking time- and cost-intensive development.
 

  • Presents a unique methodology for design space exploration of multiprocessor systems-on-chip; 
  •  Describes an abstract simulation-based model, including a virtual processing unit and advanced task modeling, allowing fine-grained performance investigations;
  • Demonstrates a simple and quick refinement to state-of-the-art virtual platforms, operating on the paradigm of instruction set simulation, to speed-up the exploration process.

 
 


 

Keywords

Design Space Exploration Embedded Systems Heterogeneous MPSOC Integrated Circuits and Systems Multiprocessor System on Chip Virtual Platforms

Authors and affiliations

  • Torsten Kempf
    • 1
  • Gerd Ascheid
    • 2
  • Rainer Leupers
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst for Integrated Signal Process SystRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Inst. for Integrated Signal Process Syst, Walter-Schottky-HausRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  3. 3.Software for Systems on SiliconRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8153-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8152-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8153-0
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