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Automatic generation of application-specific architectures for heterogeneous multiprocessor system-on-chip

Auteur(s) : D. Lyonnard, S. Yoo, A. Baghdadi, A. A. Jerraya

Doc. Source: 38th Design Automation Conference (DAC'01)

Publisher : ACM, NY, USA

Pages : 518-523

Doi : 10.1109/DAC.2001.156194

We present a design flow for the generation of application-specific multiprocessor architectures. In the flow, architectural parameters are first extracted from a high-level system specification. Parameters are used to instantiate architectural components, such as processors, memory modules and communication networks. The flow includes the automatic generation of a communication coprocessor that adapts the processor to the communication network in an application-specific way. Experiments with two system examples show the effectiveness of the presented design flow.