Advanced SystemC Tracing and Analysis Framework for Extra-Functional Properties

Philipp A. Hartmann and Kim Grüttner and Wolfgang Nebel
The 11th International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing (ARC'15)
System-level simulations are an important part in the design flow for today's complex systems-on-a-chip. Trade-off analysis during architectural exploration as well as run-time reconfiguration of applications and their mapping require detailed introspection of the dynamic effects on the target platform. Additionally, extra-functional properties like power consumption and performance characteristics are important metrics to assess the quality of a design. In this paper, we present an advanced framework for instrumentation, pre-processing and recording of functional and extra-functional properties in SystemC-based virtual prototyping simulations. The framework is based on a hierarchy of so-called timed value streams, allowing to address the requirements for highly configurable, dynamic architectures while allowing tailored introspection of the required system characteristics under analysis.
4 / 2015
COdesign and power Management in PLatform-based design space EXploration
Design of embedded mixed-criticality CONTRol systems under consideration of EXtra-functional properties