SoC architecture synthesis methodology based on high-level IPs

Michiaki Muraoka, Hiroaki Nishi, Rafael K. Morizawa, Hideaki Yokota, Yoichi Onishi

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We propose a sophisticated synthesis methodology for SoC (System-on-Chip) architectures from the system level specification based on reusable high-level IPs named as Virtual Cores (VCores), in this paper. This synthesis methodology generates an initial architecture that consists of a CPU, buses, IPs, peripherals, I/Os and an RTOS (Real Time Operating System), as well as making tradeoffs to the architecture, between hardware and software on assigned software VCores and hardware VCores. The results of an architecture level design experiment, using the proposed methodology, shows that the partial automation of the architecture synthesis process, allied with design reuse, accelerates the architecture design, therefore, reducing the time required to design an architecture of SoC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3057-3067
Number of pages11
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Architecture synthesis
  • CAD
  • High level IP
  • System level design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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