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With ever-increasing system complexities, all major semiconductor roadmaps have identified the need for moving to higher levels of abstraction in order to increase productivity in electronic system design. Most recently, many approaches and tools that claim to realize and support a design process at the so-called electronic system level (ESL) have emerged.(More)
With increasing design complexity, the gap from ESL (Electronic System Level) design to RTL synthesis becomes more and more crucial to many industrial projects. Although several behavioral synthesis tools exist to automatically generate synthesizable RTL code from C/C++/SystemC-based input descriptions and software generation for embedded processors is(More)
Automatic design space exploration at the system level is the task of finding optimal or close to optimal mappings for a set of applications onto an optimized architecture. Especially, finding a feasible binding of processes onto resources that permit the communications imposed by data dependencies is known to be a NP-complete task which demands the use of(More)
High computational effort in modern image processing applications like medical imaging or high-resolution video processing often demands for massively parallel special purpose architectures in form of FPGAs or ASICs. However, their efficient implementation is still a challenge, as the design complexity causes exploding development times and costs. This(More)
Recommended by Shuvra Bhattacharyya Digital signal processing algorithms are of big importance in many embedded systems. Due to complexity reasons and due to the restrictions imposed on the implementations, new design methodologies are needed. In this paper, we present a SystemC-based solution supporting automatic design space exploration, automatic(More)
Actor-based design is based on composing a system of communicating processes called actors, which can only communicate with each other via channels. However, actor-based design does not constrain the communication behavior of its actors therefore making analyses of the system in general impossible. In a model-based design methodology the underlying Model of(More)