Stefan Kraemer

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Design tools for application specific instruction set processors (ASIPs) are an important discipline in systems-level design for wireless communications and other embedded application areas. Some ASIPs are still designed completely from scratch to meet extreme efficiency demands. However, there is also a trend, towards use of partially predefined,(More)
The purpose of this study was (1) to identify the optimal TE for FLAIR-imaging at 3.0 T assessing three different echo times qualitatively and quantitatively and (2) to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of high-field 3.0-T FLAIR imaging in comparison to conventional 1.5-T MRI in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Twenty-two patients with clinically(More)
Current Application Specific Instruction set Processor (ASIP) design methodologies are mostly based on iterative architecture exploration that uses Architecture Description Languages (ADLs) and retargetable software development tools. However, for improved design efficiency, additional pre-architecture exploration tools are required to help narrow-down the(More)
With the growing number of programmable processing elements in today's <i>Multi Processor System-on-Chip</i> (MPSoC) designs, the synergy required for the development of the hardware architecture and the software running on them is also increasing. In MPSoC development environment, changes in the hardware architecture can bring in extensive re-partitioning(More)
Instruction Set Simulation (ISS) is widely used in system evaluation and software development for embedded processors. Despite the significant advancements in the ISS technology, it still suffers from low simulation speed compared to real hardware. Especially for embedded software developers simulation speed close to real time is important in order to(More)
<i>Instruction Set Simulators</i> (ISSes) are important tools for cross-platform software development. The simulation speed is a major concern and many approaches have been proposed to improve the performance of ISSes. A prevalent technique is compiled simulation, which translates target programs into host instructions. But orders of magnitude of speed(More)
The usage of advanced audio processing algorithms in products has always been limited by the available processing power. For powerful concepts like the wave field synthesis (WFS) the performance is limited by the execution speed. In the past it was possible to increase the performance of digital signal processors by increasing the clock rate. The next(More)
The ability to restore a virtual platform from a previously saved simulation state can considerably shorten the typical edit-compile-debug cycle for software developers and therefore enhance productivity. For SystemC based virtual platforms (VP), dedicated checkpoint/restore (C/R) solutions are required, taking into account the specific characteristics of(More)
SIMD instructions are used to speed up multimedia applications in high performance embedded computing. Vendors often use proprietary platforms which are incompatible with others. Therefore, porting software is a very complex and time consuming task. Moreover, lots of existing embedded processors do not have SIMD extensions at all. But they do provide a wide(More)