Abstract

Virtual platforms are widely used for system-level modeling, design and simulation. In this paper, we propose a virtual platform-based, top-down, system-level design methodology for developing and testing hardware/software right from the concept level and even before the architecture is finalized. The methodology is based on using tools such as QEMU, SystemC and TLM2.0 that starts with a functional, high-level description of the system and gradually refines the intricate architectural details. We present our results by testing a novel concept aimed at performing audio blogging. The system under consideration involves the design of a low-power wearable audio recorder, an Android application for user interface and a server for audio analysis. A virtual system consisting of three instances of QEMU and other tools was created to demonstrate the concept and to test this approach. Finally, we describe a suite of tools useful for quickly validating concepts and creating virtual platforms for early hardware/software codesign.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED
Pages444-450
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event13th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED 2012 - Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 19 2012Mar 21 2012

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Other13th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period3/19/123/21/12

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Hardware
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Keywords

  • Android
  • QEMU
  • SystemC
  • TLM2.0
  • Virtual Platforms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Shah, M., Mears, B., Chakrabarti, C., & Spanias, A. (2012). A top-down design methodology using virtual platforms for concept development. In Proceedings - International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED (pp. 444-450). [6187531] https://doi.org/10.1109/ISQED.2012.6187531

A top-down design methodology using virtual platforms for concept development. / Shah, Mohit; Mears, Brian; Chakrabarti, Chaitali; Spanias, Andreas.

Proceedings - International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED. 2012. p. 444-450 6187531.

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Shah, M, Mears, B, Chakrabarti, C & Spanias, A 2012, A top-down design methodology using virtual platforms for concept development. in Proceedings - International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED., 6187531, pp. 444-450, 13th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED 2012, Santa Clara, CA, United States, 3/19/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISQED.2012.6187531
Shah M, Mears B, Chakrabarti C, Spanias A. A top-down design methodology using virtual platforms for concept development. In Proceedings - International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED. 2012. p. 444-450. 6187531 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISQED.2012.6187531
Shah, Mohit ; Mears, Brian ; Chakrabarti, Chaitali ; Spanias, Andreas. / A top-down design methodology using virtual platforms for concept development. Proceedings - International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED. 2012. pp. 444-450
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