Issue No. 04 - August (1994 vol. 14)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/40.296157
<p>Our approach to digital system simulation compiles a high-level system model into a high-performance simulator that consists of software and hardware components. The target architecture for the simulation compiler is a tightly coupled processor and field-programmable gate array. We describe the simulation compiler and show how it can be used to improve simulation performance by up to a factor of two over an all-software simulator.</p>
R. Helaihel, R. Ramirez, K. A. Olukotun and J. Levitt, "A Software-Hardware Cosynthesis Approach to Digital System Simulation," in IEEE Micro, vol. 14, no. , pp. 48-58, 1994.