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This paper presents an architecture description language (ADL) called ArchC, which is an open-source SystemC-based language that is specialized for processor architecture description. Its main goal is to provide enough information, at the right level of abstraction, in order to allow users to explore and verify new architectures, by automatically generating(More)
This paper presents an architecture description language (ADL) called ArchC, which is an open-source SystemC-based language that is specialized for processor architecture description. Its main goal is to provide enough information, at the right level of abstraction, in order to allow users to explore and verify new architectures, by automatically generating(More)
This paper[3.5pc] presents the Platform Designer (PD) framework, a set of SystemC based tools that provide support for modeling, simulation and analysis of multiprocessor SoC platforms (MPSoC), at different abstraction levels. PD provides mechanisms for interconnection specification, process synchronization and communication, thus allowing the modeling of a(More)
System-level and Platform-based design, along with Transaction Level modeling (TLM) techniques and languages like SystemC, appeared as a response to the ever increasing complexity of electronics systems design, where complex SoCs composed of several modules integrated on the same chip have become very common. In this scenario, the exploration and(More)
Transactional memory (TM) is an emerging synchronization mechanism that aims to solve most of the difficulties inherent in lock-based approaches. TM implementations may either rely on special hardware (HTM) or employ a software-only (STM) technique. While STM can be implemented and evaluated in current machines, HTM requires hardware modification and a(More)
Electronic system level (ESL) modeling allows early hardware-dependent software (HDS) development. Due to broad CPU diversity and shrinking time-to-market, HDS development can neither rely on hand-retargeting binary tools, nor can it rely on pre-existent tools within standard packages. As a consequence, binary utilities which can be easily adapted to new(More)
This paper presents the cache configuration exploration of a programmable system, in order to find the best matching between the architecture and a given application. Here, programmable systems composed by processor and memories may be rapidly simulated making use of ArchC, an Architecture Description Language (ADL) based on SystemC. Initially designed to(More)
In this paper, we extend the ArchC language with new constructs to describe the assembly language syntax and operand encoding of an instruction set architecture. Based on the extended language we have created a tool which can automatically generate assemblers. Our tool uses the GNU Binutils framework in order to produce the assembler, generating the(More)