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Modelling Tile-Based Run-Time Reconfigurable Systems Using SystemC


Carsten Albrecht, Thilo Pionteck, Roman Koch, Erik Maehle

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ECMS 2007 Proceedings

Edited by: Ivan Zelinka, Zuzana Oplatkova, Alessandra Orsoni


ISBN: 978-0-9553018-2-7

Doi: 10.7148/2007


21st European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Prague, June 4-6, 2007


Citation format:

Albrecht, C., Pionteck, T., Koch, R., & Maehle, E. (2007). Modelling Tile-Based Run-Time Reconfigurable Systems Using SystemC. ECMS 2007 Proceedings edited by: I. Zelinka, Z. Oplatkova, A. Orsoni (pp. 509-514). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2007-0509.



In the area of hardware design, there is a noticeable trend towards the use of run-time reconfig- urable elements as parts of System-on-Chips (SoCs), SoCs themselves are frequently targeted to reconfig- urable platforms such as field programmable gate arrays. This development is a challenge to established high-level modelling and simulation methods which assume a static structure of the simulated system. The present paper describes the extension of the SystemC framework with support for the simulation of run-time reconfiguration of tile-based architectures. The proposed solution is set out in detail and its application to an exemplary recon- figurable SoC design is described.

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