Issue No. 01 - Jan.-June (2012 vol. 11)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/L-CA.2011.24
Roberta Piscitelli , University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Andy Pimentel , University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
This paper presents a framework for high-level power estimation of multiprocessor systems-on-chip (MPSoC) architectures on FPGA. The technique is based on abstract execution profiles, called event signatures. As a result, it is capable of achieving good evaluation performance, thereby making the technique highly useful in the context of early system-level design space exploration. We have integrated the power estimation technique in a system-level MPSoC synthesis framework. Using this framework, we have designed a range of different candidate MPSoC architectures and compared our power estimation results to those from real measurements on a Virtex-6 FPGA board.
Simulation, Formal models, Performance Analysis and Design Aids
R. Piscitelli and A. Pimentel, "A High-Level Power Model for MPSoC on FPGA," in IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, vol. 11, no. , pp. 13-16, 2011.