System-level modeling of dynamically reconfigurable hardware with SystemC

Antti Pelkonen, Kostas Masselos, Miroslav Cupac

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    Abstract

    To cope with the increasing demand for higher computational power and flexibility, dynamically re-configurable blocks become an important part inside a system-on-chip. Several methods have been proposed to incorporate their reconfiguration aspects in to a design flow. They all lack either an interface to commercially available and industrially used tools or are restricted to a single vendor or technology environment. Therefore a methodology for modeling of dynamically re-configurable blocks at the system-level using SystemC 2.0 is presented. The high-level model is based on a multi-context representation of the different functionalities that will be mapped on the re-configurable block during different run-time periods. By specifying the estimated times of context-switching and active-running in the selected functionality modes, the methodology allows to do true design space exploration at the system-level, without the need to map the design first to an actual technology implementation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings, International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages174-181
    ISBN (Print)0-7695-1926-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event17th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2003 - Nice, France
    Duration: 22 Apr 200326 Apr 2003

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings - IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium
    Volume17
    ISSN1530-2075

    Conference

    Conference17th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2003
    CountryFrance
    CityNice
    Period22/04/0326/04/03

    Keywords

    • dynamic reconfiguration
    • design methods
    • system-level

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    Pelkonen, A., Masselos, K., & Cupac, M. (2003). System-level modeling of dynamically reconfigurable hardware with SystemC. In Proceedings, International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (pp. 174-181). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Proceedings - IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, Vol.. 17 https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPS.2003.1213321