A Power Aware System Level Design Space Exploration Framework



More the ever, design methodologies for embedded systems need to support design space exploration in order to experiment with various potential HW/SW solutions. Our experimental tool, "Design Trotter", has been designed to evaluate area (A), and time (T) parameters of generic ASIC architectures. However, since flexibility and energy (E) have become important parameters as well, we have extended the tool to allow (A, T, E) exploration of programmable processors. Our method, "HW/SW cost estimation", employs power related information from the target technology, thus providing the salient feature of estimating energy consumption of software executing on fixed or application specific architectures. (Peter Koch; Yannick Le Moullec, LESTER, UBS, France)
Effektiv start/slut dato31/12/200331/12/2003