Model Driven Resource Usage Simulation for Critical Embedded Systems

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Provided by: European Design and Automation Association
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
Facing a growing complexity, embedded systems design relies on model-based approaches to ease the exploration of a design space. A key aspect of such exploration is performance evaluation, mainly depending on usage of the hardware resources. In model-driven engineering, hardware resources usage is often approximated by static properties. In this paper, the authors propose an extensible modeling framework, to describe with different levels of detail the hardware resource usage. Their method relies on the AADL to describe the whole system, and SystemC to refine the execution platform description.
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