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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute
TitleMulticube Explorer - A Design Space Exploration Framework for Embedded Systems-on-Chip
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMariani, G., G. Palermo, C. Silvano, and V. Zaccaria
Conference NameProceedings of the DATE'09 workshop on Designing for Embedded Parallel Computing Platforms: Architectures, Design Tools, and Applications
Date PublishedApril
Conference LocationNice, France
Keywordsarea, delay, energy, fast optimization, multicube explorer, optimization techniques, platform-based design, system-level simulator, XML

Multicube Explorer is a design space exploration tool for supporting platform-based design. It allows a fast optimization of parameterized system architecture towards a set of objective functions (e.g., energy, delay and area), by interacting with a system-level simulator. Multicube Explorer provides a set of innovative sampling and optimization techniques to help finding the best objective function trade-offs. It also provides an open XML interface for supporting new platforms/architectures.