Gesellschaft fr Informatik e.V.

Lecture Notes in Informatics


INFORMATIK 2005, Informatik LIVE! Band 1, Beiträge der 35 Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI), 19. bis 22. September 2005 in Bonn P-67, 319-323 (2005).


2005


Editors

Armin B. Cremers, Rainer Manthey, Peter Martini, Volker Steinhage (eds.)


Contents

Performance evaluation of VLSI platforms using systemq

S. Sonntag , M. Gries and C. Sauer

Abstract


Modern VLSI systems exhibit increasing complexity. The size of a design not only grows, but the system architecture also becomes more and more heterogeneous and parallel. A key factor for a successful implementation is modeling and simulation of the design. However, modeling at register-transfer level (RTL) is not feasible anymore as a starting point. Already in the concept phase of a design quantitative estimations of the system's performance are required. To effectively support system engineers during this design phase we have developed a performance evaluation framework called SystemQ. By starting with a performance model we show how the system's behavior and structure can be refined systematically. SystemQ is implemented in SystemC and seamlessly supports the refinement of performance models down to transaction level and RTL.


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