Fast design space exploration framework with an efficient performance estimation technique

Seongnam Kwon, Choonseung Lee, Sungchan Kim, Youngmin Yi, Soonhoi Ha
2nd Workshop onEmbedded Systems for Real-Time Multimedia, 2004. ESTImedia 2004.  
This paper presents the design space exploration framework that consists of two design loops: cosynthesis loop for component selection and mapping of the function blocks to the processing components, and communication DSE loop for communication architecture optimization. Before entering into the cosynthesis loop, it is critical to estimate the performance of function blocks. In this paper, we also propose a performance estimation method of software function blocks considering the effect of
more » ... the effect of architecture variation, compiler optimization, and data dependent behavior. It is to run the entire application with code augmentation on the instruction set simulator of the target processor. In the cosynthesis loop, the performance of the entire application is easily computed as a linear combination of function block performance values. Experimentation with real-life applications proves the viability of the proposed technique.
doi:10.1109/estmed.2004.1359698 dblp:conf/estimedia/KwonLKYH04 fatcat:mgg2goh7vbd3vksyd2st4dbq2y