Memory System Connectivity Exploration

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Memory System Connectivity Exploration
In programmable embedded systems, the memory subsystem represents a major cost, performance and power bottleneck. To optimize the system for such different goals, the designer would like to perform Design Space Exploration, evaluating different memory modules from a memory IP library, and selecting the most promising designs. However, while the memory modules are important, the rate at which the memory system can produce the data for the CPU is significantly impacted by the connectivity architecture between the memory subsystem and the CPU. Thus, it is critical to consider the connectivity architecture early in the design flow, in conjunction with the memory architecture. We present a connectivity architecture exploration approach, evaluating a wide range of cost, performance, and energy connectivity architectures. When coupled with our memory modules exploration approach, we can significantly improve the system behavior. We present experiments on a set of large real-life benchmark...
Peter Grun, Nikil D. Dutt, Alexandru Nicolau
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Type Conference
Year 2002
Where DATE
Authors Peter Grun, Nikil D. Dutt, Alexandru Nicolau
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