Journal of Computers, Vol 4, No 1 (2009), 77-85, Jan 2009

System Level Distributed Cooperative Design of Media SoC Using Application Profiling

Dawei Wang, Peng Zhao, Sikun Li


Heterogeneous multi-core architectures of System-on-Chip can support various embedded real-time applications well. SoC design is very complex for multi-fields experts to collaborate on application analysis, system decision and hw/sw co-design. However, existing SoC design methods and environments can only support human-computer interaction, ignoring the collaboration interaction between multi-field experts. This paper presents a collaborative approach of media SoC design using application profiling. We create a distributed collaborative design environment for system decision engineers, software designers, hardware designers and application developers. The method not only utilizes the advantages of application profiling for SoC design, but also pro-vides a framework for multi-field experts to work collaboratively. Experimental results show that the method effectively improves the quality and speed of media SoC design.


Cooperative design; System-on-Chips; application profiling; system level design; embedded media


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