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Modelling Embedded Applications for On-Chip Multiprocessing Platforms

Research output: Book/ReportDoctoral thesisMonograph


Original languageEnglish
PublisherTampere University of Technology
Number of pages104
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-15-2617-6
ISBN (Print)978-952-15-2579-7
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2011
Publication typeG4 Doctoral dissertation (monograph)

Publication series

NameTampere University of Technology. Publication
PublisherTampere University of Technology
ISSN (Print)1459-2045


The complexity of state-of-the-art embedded systems requires designers to focus on abstraction levels much higher than Register Transfer Level (RTL). As the designers are familiar with using RTL, system design often starts at levels of abstraction that are too close to implementation. Higher levels of abstraction substantially reduce the amount of details designers need to consider enabling complex system design in shorter time. Modelling and simulation are essential methods in state-of-the-art embedded system design. In model-based design, a system model is the key element of the design process from the specification to the implementation. Modelling helps designers to manage complex systems, better understand the system under development, visualise a system, specify the structure and behaviour of the system, validate the system behaviour, and document the design decisions. Moreover, modelling reduces development time and costs. This thesis describes a model-based approach for embedded application modelling and validation together with an on-chip multiprocessing platform. The aim of the work was to facilitate the programming of multiprocessing systems as well as to enable early system validation, design space exploration, and performance evaluation.

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