By Henry Chang, L.R. Cooke, Merrill Hunt, Grant Martin, Andrew McNelly, Lee Todd
The target of Surviving the SOC Revolution: A advisor to Platform-BasedDesign is to supply the engineering group with a radical knowing of the demanding situations concerned whilst relocating to system-on-a-chip and bring a step by step method to get them there.
layout reuse is most advantageous in lowering the associated fee and improvement time whilst the elements to be shared are just about the ultimate implementation. nevertheless, it's not consistently attainable or fascinating to percentage designs at this point, considering the fact that minimum adaptations in specification may end up in various, albeit related, implementations. notwithstanding, relocating greater in abstraction can dispose of the variations between designs, in order that the better point of abstraction will be shared and just a minimum volume of labor has to be performed to accomplish ultimate implementation.
the last word objective is to create a library of capabilities and of and software program implementations that may be used for all new designs. you will need to have a multilevel library, because it is frequently the case that the decrease degrees which are in the direction of the actual implementation swap a result of advances in expertise, whereas the better degrees are usually solid throughout product types.
it truly is probably that the popular ways to the implementation of advanced embedded structures will contain the subsequent points:
This e-book bargains with the elemental ideas of a layout technique that addresses the troubles expressed above. The platform inspiration is carried in the course of the publication as a unifying topic to reuse. this can be the 1st booklet that bargains with the platform-based method of the layout of embedded structures and is a stepping stone for someone who's attracted to the true matters dealing with the layout of complicated systems-on-chip.
From the Preface by means of Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
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More participation and mechanisms supporting the block occur from the author for internal VCs as a result of refinements to the incentive program. At this point, the combination of a mature BBD methodology, increased reuse, and management/market pressures tends to break down some of the nontechnical reuse barriers. Other benefits include: the availability of larger, more complex blocks, often as GDSII hard cores; the use of high-level models (above RTL) as a consequence of more top-down design methods; and the formation of design teams consisting of system designers, chip integrators, and block authors.
Behavioral Simulation Behavior simulation is based upon high-level models with abstracted data representation that are sufficiently accurate for analyzing the design architecture and its behavior over a range of test conditions. Behavioral models can range from bus-functional models that only simulate the block’s interfaces (or buses) accurately to models that accurately simulate the internal functions of the block as well as the interfaces. The full functional models can also be timing-accurate and have the correct data changes on the pins at the correct clock cycle and phase, which is called a cycle-accurate model.
Once the frequency is established, calculating the power consumption of a block based on the GDSII level of implementation and power supply voltage is feasible. In addition to verifying that the block has satisfied the pre-established goals for implementation, this function also outputs the Virtual Socket Interface (VSI)-compliant models for the block across the continuum of behavioral ranges, which include clock frequencies and voltage ranges. 2, they are actually two separate disciplines. Gate-level digital simulation is still used in some situations for timing verification and to ensure that the RTL testbench runs after the design has been manipulated through synthesis, buffering, and clock and I/O generation.