Communication Estimation for Hardware/Software Codesign

Peter Voigt Knudsen, Jan Madsen

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    This paper presents a general high level estimation model of communication throughput for the implementation of a given communication protocol. The model, which is part of a larger model that includes component price, software driver object code size and hardware driver area, is intended to be general enough to be able to capture the characteristics of a wide range of communication protocols and yet to be sufficiently detailed as to allow the designer or design tool to efficiently explore tradeoffs between throughput, bus widths, burst/non-burst transfers and data packing strategies. Thus it provides a basis for decision making with respect to communication protocols/components and communication driver design in the initial design space exploration phase of a co-synthesis process where a large number of possibilities must be examined and where fast estimators are therefore necessary. The fill model allows for additional (money) cost, software code size and hardware area tradeoffs to be examined
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHardware/Software Codesign, 1998. (CODES/CASHE '98) Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
    Publication date1998
    ISBN (Print)0-8186-8442-9
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    Event6th International Workshop on Hardware/Software Codesign - Seattle, WA, United States
    Duration: 15 Mar 199818 Mar 1998
    Conference number: 6


    Workshop6th International Workshop on Hardware/Software Codesign
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySeattle, WA
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