PM-COSYN: PE and Memory Co-Synthesis for MPSoCs

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Topic: Hardware
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Multi-Processor System-on-Chips (MPSoCs) exploit task-level parallelism to achieve high computation throughput, but concurrent memory accesses from multiple PEs may cause memory bottleneck. Therefore, to maximize system performance, it is important to simultaneously consider the PE and on-chip memory architecture design. However, in a traditional MPSoC design flow, PE allocation and on-chip memory allocation are often considered independently. To tackle this problem, the authors propose the first PE and Memory Co-SYNthesis (PM-COSYN) framework for MPSoCs. One critical issue in such a memory-aware MPSoC design is how to utilize the available die area to achieve a balanced design between memory and computation subsystems.

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