Compositional system-level design exploration with planning of high-level synthesis

Hung-Yi Liu, M. Petracca, L. P. Carloni
2012 2012 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE)  
The growing complexity of System-on-Chip (SoC) design calls for an increased usage of transaction-level modeling (TLM), high-level synthesis tools, and reuse of pre-designed components. In the framework of a compositional methodology for efficient SoC design exploration we present three main contributions: a concise library format for characterization and reuse of components specified in high-level languages like SystemC; an algorithm to prune alternative implementations of a component given
more » ... context of a specific SoC design; and an algorithm that explores compositionally the design space of the SoC and produces a detailed plan to run high-level synthesis on its components for the final implementation. The two algorithms are computationally efficient and enable an effective parallelization of the synthesis runs. Through a case study, we show how our methodology returns the essential properties of the design space at the system level by combining the information from the library of components and by identifying automatically those having the most critical impact on the overall design. 978-3-9810801-8-6/DATE12/ c ⃝2012 EDAA
doi:10.1109/date.2012.6176550 dblp:conf/date/LiuPC12 fatcat:pj5am7yjpbg6nnvmj5bfp7u3je