Date Added: Jul 2010
Fast, early estimation techniques are crucial to achieve optimal designs of large embedded systems while reducing the development time. However, modeling solutions at these early design steps still suffer of important lacks. Most of these embedded systems contains networks or are conceived to be connected to networks such as networks on chip or internet. These networks have an important impact in the systems in development. As a consequence, the modeling of the network effects must be included in early modeling environments. One of the most common techniques for early, fast modeling of large embedded systems is the native execution of annotated SW code on top of a SystemC-based virtual platform.