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Architectural simulation in the context of behavioral synthesis

Auteur(s) : A. Jemai, P. Kission, A. A. Jerraya

Doc. Source: Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE'98)

Publisher : IEEE

Pages : 590-595

Doi : 10.1109/DATE.1998.655918

This paper deals with integrating an interactive simulator within a behavioral synthesis tool, thereby allowing concurrent synthesis and simulation. The resulting environment provides a cycle based simulation of a behavioral module under synthesis. The simulator and the behavioral synthesis are based on a single model that allows one to link the behavioral description and the architecture produced by synthesis. The basic simulation-synthesis model is extended in order to allow for concurrent architectural simulation of several modules under synthesis. This paper also discusses an implementation of this concept resulting in a simulator, called AMIS. This tool assists the designer for understanding the results of behavioral synthesis and for architecture exploration. It may also be used to debug the behavioral specification. This paper deals with integrating an interactive simulator within a behavioral synthesis tool, thereby allowing concurrent synthesis and simulation. The resulting environment provides a cycle based simulation of a behavioral module under synthesis. The simulator and the behavioral synthesis are based on a single model that allows one to link the behavioral description and the architecture produced by synthesis. The basic simulation-synthesis model is extended in order to allow for concurrent architectural simulation of several modules under synthesis. This paper also discusses an implementation of this concept resulting in a simulator, called AMIS. This tool assists the designer for understanding the results of behavioral synthesis and for architecture exploration. It may also be used to debug the behavioral specification.