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The design of embedded systems is in a highly competitive context. The translation of an efficient design into a successful product highly depends on becoming the first product in the market with new complex functionalities fulfilling tight performance constraints, and at an affordable price. In this paper, the task of system engineers becomes challenging. They have to do an early assessment of the design alternatives since about 90% of the overall cost is determined at the first stages of the design. At the same time, a right assessment becomes difficult due to the complexity of applications and platforms.