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Performance estimation of Multi-Processor System-On-Chip (MPSoC) at a high abstraction level is required in order to perform early architecture exploration and accurate design validations. Although abstract executable models provide interesting functional validation capabilities, they quickly become unsuitable when timing becomes an issue - Native software(More)
Heterogeneous MPSoC architectures can provide higher performance and flexibility with less power consumption and lower cost than homogeneous ones. However, as processor instruction sets of general heterogeneous MPSoCs are not identical, tasks migration between two heterogeneous processors is not possible. To enable this function, we propose to build one(More)
Fast Instruction Set Simulators (ISS) are a critical part of MPSoC design flows. The complexity of developing these ISS combined with the ability to extend instruction sets tend to make automated generation of ISS a need. One important part of every ISS is its instruction decoder, but as the encoding of instruction sets becomes less orthogonal because of(More)
The Fsprit/OMI-COSY project defines transaction-levels to set-up the exchange of IP's in separating function from architecture and body-behavior from proprietary interfaces. These transaction-levels are supported by the “COSY COMMUNICATION IPs” that are presented in this paper. They implement onto Systems-On-Chip the extended Kahn Process(More)