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A reduction in the time-to-market has led to widespread use of pre-designed parametric architectural solutions known as system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms. A system designer has to configure the platform in such a way as to optimize it for the execution of a specific application. Very frequently, however, the space of possible configurations that can be(More)
Architectures based on Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) have found fertile ground in multimedia electronic appliances thanks to their ability to exploit high degrees of Instruction Level Parallelism (ILP) with a reasonable trade-off in complexity and silicon costs. In this case Application Specific Instruction-set Processor (ASIP) specialization may(More)
— The constant increase in levels of integration and the reduction of the time-to-market have led to the definition of new methodologies stressing reuse. This involves not only the reuse of pre-designed processing components in the form of intellectual properties (IPs) but also that of pre-designed architectures. For such architectures to be reused for(More)
Efficient and deadlock-free routing is critical to the performance of networks-on-chip. In this paper we present an approach that can be coupled to any adaptive routing algorithm to improve the performance with a minimal overhead on area and energy consumption. The proposed approach introduces the concept of Neighbors-on-Path to exploit the situations of(More)
—Web browsers are a common platform for delivering cross-platform applications. However, they currently fail to provide consistent access control for security and privacy sensitive JavaScript APIs, such as geolocation and local storage. This problem is exacerbated by new HTML5 APIs and the increasing number of personal devices people own and use. In this(More)
Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms (MOEAs) have received increasing interest in industry, because they have proved to be powerful optimizers. Despite the great success achieved, however, MOEAs have also encountered many challenges in real-world applications. One of the main difficulties in applying MOEAs is the large number of fitness evaluations(More)
The use of Application Specific Instruction-set Processors (ASIP) in embedded systems is a solution to the problem of increasing complexity in the functions these systems have to implement. Architectures based on Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW), in particular, have found fertile ground in multimedia electronic appliances thanks to their ability to exploit(More)