MATISSE is a design environment intended for developing systems characterized by a tight interaction between control and data-flow behavior, intensive data storage and transfer, and stringent real-time requirements. Matisse bridges the gap from a system specification, using a concurrent object-oriented language, to an optimized embedded single-chip… (More)
<italic>Matisse is a design flow intended for developing embedded systems characterize dby tight inter action b etwe encontrol and data-flow behavior, intensive data storage and tr ansfer, dynamic creation of data, and stringent real-time requirements. Matisse bridges the gap from a system specification, using a cocurr ent obje ct-oriented language, to an… (More)
This paper proposes TEASE (Technology Exploration and Analysis for SoC-level Evaluation), a framework to systematically analyze and evaluate system design in finFET-based technology node. The proposed framework combines both lithography and electrical constraints of a particular technology node to optimize the standard cell library performance. Growing… (More)
Until recently, only a compiler and a high-level simulator of the reconfigurable architecture ADRES existed. This paper focuses on the problems that needed to be solved when moving from a software-only view on the architecture to a real hardware implementation, as well as on the verification process of all involved tools.
The continuous scaling of feature dimensions and the introduction of new dielectric materials is pushing the interconnects closer to their reliability limits. Degradation mechanisms are becoming more pronounced, making the interconnect lifetime a challenge at the level of process qualification. Moreover, these mechanisms exhibit new properties, like gradual… (More)
This paper presents a new approach to module generation. It is based on the observation that a function, realized by a module instance (e.g. a 16-bit multiplier) when restricted to a sub-function, can be realized by a reduction of the instance to a sub-instance (e.g. a 8-bit multiplier). This reduction is performed automatically by REDUSA. It offers… (More)