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Software Modeling and KPI

As the software content for multicore SoCs grows, these interactions are becoming increasingly complex. For system designers and SoC architects, the challenge is to predict how well their next generation product will meet the demanding requirements of the application as early as possible. In addition, system-level goals must be expressed in metrics that can be tracked throughout the development process. We call these metrics “Key Performance Indicators”, or KPI.

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Fast, Accurate, and Standards-based

Unlike the loosely timed models used for software development, which rely on a high level of abstraction to simulate as fast as possible, the communication between the architecture models in a virtual prototype for early performance analysis requires timing to be modeled more accurately.

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Time for a DDR Background Check

In this month’s blog we continue our discussion of power management, specifically looking at how architects can improve the energy efficiency of their SoC as it uses system memory.

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Talk Fast And Stop

Power management. If you’re responsible for the design of low-power, energy-efficient electronic systems and SoCs, you need to have a power management strategy and you need to know as soon as possible if it will meet the demands of your product and its target applications.

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