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Future applications for embedded systems demand chip multiprocessor designs to meet real-time deadlines. The large number of applications in these systems generates an exponential number of use-cases. The key design automation challenges are designing systems for these use-cases and fast exploration of software and hardware implementation alternatives with(More)
Modern day applications require use of multi-processor systems for reasons of performance, scalability and power efficiency. As more and more applications are integrated in a single system, mapping and analyzing them on a multi-processor platform becomes a multi-dimensional problem. Each possible set of applications that can be concurrently active leads to(More)
Many digital ICs can benefit from sub/near threshold operations that provide ultra-low-energy/operation for long battery lifetime. In addition, sub/near threshold operation largely mitigates the transient current hence lowering the ground bounce noise. This also helps to improve the performance of sensitive analog circuits on the chip, such as delay-lock(More)
A virtual interface between Java and FPGA for networked reconfiguration is presented. Through the Java/FPGA interface, Java applications can exploit hardware accelerators with FPGAs for both functional flexibility and performance acceleration. At the same time, the interface is platform independent. It enables the networked application developers to design(More)
—We present a design technique for (near) subthreshold operation that achieves ultra low energy dissipation at through-puts of up to 100 MB/s suitable for digital consumer electronic applications. Our approach employs i) architecture-level parallelism to compensate throughput degradation, ii) a configurable T bal-ancer to mitigate the T mismatch of nMOS and(More)
Increasingly more MPSoC platforms are being developed to meet the rising demands from concurrently executing applications. These systems are often heterogeneous with the use of dedicated IP blocks and application domain specific processors. While there is a host of research done to provide good performance guarantees and to analyze applications for(More)
Ideally, bit-width analysis methods should be able to find the most appropriate bit-widths to achieve the optimum bit-width-to-error tradeoff for variables and constants in high level DSP algorithms when they are implemented into hardware. The tradeoff enables the fixed-point hardware implementation to be area efficient but still within the allowed error(More)
—With an increasing trend to implement Network-on-Chip (NoC)-based Multi-Processor Systems-on-Chips (MPSoCs), NoCs need to have guaranteed services and be dynamically reconfigurable. Many current NoCs consume too much area and cannot support dynamic reconfiguration. In this paper, we present an area-efficient Spatial Division Multiplexing (SDM)-based NoC.(More)