Virtual Architecture Design
This chapter details the virtual architecture design. The virtual architecture design consists of transforming the application functions into the final application tasks C code and mapping the communication onto the hardware resources available in the target architecture. The key contribution in this chapter represents the virtual architecture definition, organization, and design, using SystemC, for the token ring application running on the 1AX architecture, the Motion JPEG application targeting the Diopsis RDT architecture, and the H.264 encoder running on the Diopsis R2DT architecture. The simulation of the virtual architecture models allows validating the partitioning and the final application tasks code. Different communication mapping schemes are explored in order to analyze their impact on the global performances.