Scenario-Aware Bus Functional Modeling for Architecture-Level Performance Analysis

2007 IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics Communications and Computer Sciences  
We present a scenario-aware bus functional modeling method which improves the accuracy of traditional methods without sacrificing the simulation run time. Existing methods focused on the behavior of individual IP (Intellectual Property) components and neglected the interplay effects among them, resulting in accuracy degradation from the system perspective. On the other hand, our method thoroughly considers such effects and increases the analysis accuracy by adopting control signal modeling and
more » ... ierarchical stochastic modeling. Furthermore, our method minimizes the additional design time by reusing the simulation results of each IP component and an automated design flow. The experimental results show that the accuracy of our method is over 90% of RTL simulation in a multimedia SoC (System-on-Chip) design.
doi:10.1093/ietfec/e90-a.4.875 fatcat:nw2gqiwlrbf2vcmev6fmp3qncu