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Daedalus is a system-level design flow for the design of multiprocessor system-on-chip (MP-SoC) based embedded multimedia systems. It offers a fully integrated tool-flow in which design space exploration (DSE), system-level synthesis, application mapping, and system prototyping of MP-SoCs are highly automated. In this paper, we describe our first industrial(More)
— System-level simulation and design space exploration (DSE) are key ingredients for the design of multiprocessor system-on-chip (MP-SoC) based embedded systems. The efforts in this area, however, typically use ad-hoc software infrastructures to facilitate and support the system-level DSE experiments. In this paper, we present a new, generic system-level(More)
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— High-level performance modeling and simulation have become a key ingredient of system-level design as they facilitate early architectural design space exploration. An important precondition for such high-level modeling and simulation methods is that they should yield trustworthy performance estimations. This requires validation (if possible) and(More)
The high complexity of modern embedded systems impels designers of such systems to model and simulate system components and their interactions in the early design stages. It is therefore essential to develop good tools for exploring a wide range of design choices at these early stages, where the design space is very large. This paper provides an overview of(More)
In this paper, we present the Daedalus framework, which allows for traversing the path from sequential application specification to a working MP-SoC prototype in FPGA technology with the (parallelized) application mapped onto it in only a matter of hours. During this traversal, which offers a high degree of automation, guidance is provided by Daedalus'(More)
High-level performance modeling and simulation have become a key ingredient of system-level design as they facilitate early architectural design space exploration. An important precondition for such high-level modeling and simulation methods is that they should yield trustworthy performance estimations. This requires validation (if possible) and calibration(More)
The discovery of new medicines requires pharmacologists to interact with a number of information sources ranging from tabular data to scientific papers, and other specialized formats. In this application report, we describe a linked data platform for integrating multiple pharmacology datasets that form the basis for several drug discovery applications. The(More)
The Sesame modeling and simulation framework aims at early and thus efficient system-level design space exploration of embedded multimedia system architectures. So far, Sesame only supported performance evaluation when mapping a single application onto a (multi-processor) architecture at the time. But since modern multimedia embedded systems are(More)