Hardware

A Formal Model for Performance and Energy Evaluation of Embedded Systems

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Executive Summary

Embedded systems designers need to verify their design choices to find the proper platform and software that satisfy a given set of requirements. In this context, it is essential to adopt formal-based techniques to evaluate the impact of design choices on system requirements. To be useful, such techniques must produce accurate results with minimal computation time. This paper proposes an approach based on Coloured Petri Nets for evaluating embedded systems performance and energy consumption. In particular, this paper presents a method for specifying and evaluating the workload and the platform components, such as processors and shared or private memories. The method is applied to model single processor and multiprocessor platforms.

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