Enabling Timing and Power Aware Virtual Prototyping of HW/SW Systems

Grüttner, Kim and Hylla, Kai and Rosinger, Sven and Hartmann, Philipp A. and Nebel, Wolfgang
We propose the concept of an ESL frameworkfor timing and power aware rapid virtual system prototyping of embedded HW/SW systems. Our proposed flow combines system-level timing and power estimation techniques available in commercial tools with platform-based rapid prototyping. Ourproposal aims at the generation of executable virtual prototypes from a functional C/C++ specification. These prototypes are enriched by static and dynamic power values as well as execution times. They allow a trade-off between different platforms, mapping alternatives, and optimization techniques, based on domainspecific workload scenarios.
03 / 2011
In conjunction with Design, Automation, and Test in Europe Conference (DATE) 2011
COdesign and power Management in PLatform-based design space EXploration