Publication

The Design Space Layer: Supporting Early Design Space Exploration for Core-based Design
The Design Space Layer: Supporting Early Design Space Exploration for Core-based Design
H.P. Peixoto; M. Jacome; A. Royo; J.C. López
Cenference: Design, Automation and Test in Europe
Location: Munich (Alemania)
Date: 09/03/1999 - 12/03/1999
Pages: 676-683
ISBN: 0-7695-0078-1
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Abstract
A novel library layer, called the “design space layer,” is proposed, aimed at supporting both IP-based and traditional “in-house” design methodologies, during early design space exploration. Strategies for effectively pruning the large design spaces characteristic of system-on-a-chip designs, and for transparently retrieving information on cores adequate for implementing the system components, are supported by the proposed layer. The layer is self-documented and highly compartmentalized into hierarchies of classes of design objects, and is thus easily scalable. A design space layer developed for encryption applications is presented and discussed in some detail