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Presents new progress and predicts future trends in processor and SoC simulation
Addresses simulation requirements and technologies in the multicore context
Shows how simulation boosts design productivity for both hardware and software design
Describes virtual platforms, bus simulation, caches, power, design space exploration and a wide range of electronics industry segments
Processor and System-on-Chip Simulation
The current trend from monolithic processors to multicore and multiprocessor systems on chips (MPSoC) with tens of cores and gigascale integration makes hardware architecture and software design more and more complex and costly. Therefore, simulation technology has become an extremely important pre-silicon verification and optimization vehicle. Simulation of computer architectures has made rapid progress recently. The primary application areas are hardware/software performance estimation and optimization, as well as functional and timing verification. Recent, innovative technologies, such as retargetable simulator generation, dynamic binary translation and sampling simulation have enabled widespread use of processor and system-on-chip (SoC) simulation tools in the semiconductor and embedded system industries.
This book presents and discusses the principle technologies and state-of-the-art in high-level architecture software simulation, both at the processor and the system-on-chip level.
• Presents state-of-the-art and future trends in processor and SoC simulation;
• Demonstrates how simulation helps to boost hardware and software design productivity;
• Addresses simulation requirements and technologies in the multicore context;
• Covers system aspects, such as virtual platforms, bus simulation, caches, power, and design space exploration.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »EDA - Field Programmable Gate Array - Network on Chip Simulation - Sampling simulation - System on Chip Design - System on Chip Simulation - architecture - automation - design automation - electronic design automation - embedded systems - modeling - semiconductor - simulation - system on chip (SoC)