ActivaSC: A Highly Efficient and Non-intrusive Extension for Activity-based Analysis of SystemC Models

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
Today's highly integrated System-on-Chips (SoC) demand innovative architectural modeling means to cope with their energy constraints. In this context, SystemC has become a well-established simulation tool for Transaction Level Modeling (TLM) in the integrated electronics industry but it lacks the support for power modeling. This paper introduces ActivaSC, a flexible, fast, transparent and non-intrusive extension to the SystemC class library which allows capturing the activity information of a digital system being modeled. This information can then be post-processed to estimate power consumption.

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