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Scalable and flexible cosimulation of SoC designs with heterogeneous multi-processor target architectures

Auteur(s) : P. Gerin, S. Yoo, G. Nicolescu, A. A. Jerraya

Doc. Source: Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC'01)

Publisher : IEEE

Pages : 63-68

Doi : 10.1109/ASPDAC.2001.913282

In this paper, we present a cosimulation environment that provides modularity, scalability, and flexibility in cosimulation of SoC designs with heterogeneous multi-processor target architectures. Our cosimulation environment is based on an object-oriented simulation environment, SystemC. Exploiting the object orientation in SystemC representation, we achieve modularity and scalability of cosimulation by developing modular cosimulation interfaces. The object orientation also enables mixed-level cosimulation to be easily implemented; thereby the designer can have flexibility in trade off between simulation performance and accuracy. Experiments with an IS-95 CDMA cellular phone system design show the effectiveness of the cosimulation environment.