Frank Schirrmeister

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In this tutorial paper, we will outline a solution for prototyping, programming and implementing Application Specific Instruction-set Processors (ASIPs). A general introduction into this class of processor architectures and their characteristics is provided. The Synopsys Processor Designer tool suite and the LISA language for ASIP design are jointly(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiovascular tissue engineering is a novel concept to develop ideal heart valve substitutes. The objective of this study was to use decellularized porcine pulmonary valves, ovine cells and dynamic tissue culture to obtain viable and biomechanically stable constructs, resembling native aortic heart valves. METHODS Endothelial cells and(More)
Computer T oday’s embedded systems design culture produces custom products from scratch. However, as electronic products become more complex and global competition demands shorter time to market, the industry is moving toward a design process that integrates commodity system-on-chip (SoC) platforms. How do we go about developing such integration-oriented(More)
The case for developing and using virtual platforms (VPs) has now been made. If developers of complex HW/SW systems are not using VPs for their current design, complexity of next generation designs demands for their adoption. In addition, the users of these complex systems are asking either for virtual or real platforms in order to develop and validate the(More)
The evolution to Manycore platforms is real, both in the High-Performance Computing domain and in embedded systems. If we start with ten or more cores, we can see the evolution to many tens of cores and to platforms with 100 or more occurring in the next few years. These platforms are heterogeneous, homogeneous, or a mixture of subsystems of both types,(More)
The transition to software dominating the development effort impacts not only the semiconductor industry traditionally delivering the chip designs. It impacts the complete chain of IP providers, semiconductor houses, system houses, and independent software vendors. To properly assess the impact of virtual prototypes it is important to understand the(More)
With increasing design complexity System on Chip (SoC) verification is becoming a more and more important and challenging aspect of the overall development process. The Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) is thereby a common solution to this problem; although it still keeps some problems unsolved. In this panel leading experts from industry (both users(More)