JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS (JCP)
ISSN : 1796-203X
Volume : 3    Issue : 2    Date : February 2008

Dynamic Module Library for System Level Modeling and Simulation of Dynamically
Reconfigurable Systems
Kenji Asano, Junji Kitamichi, and Kenichi Kuroda
Page(s): 55-62
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Abstract
In this paper, we propose a library for the system level modeling and simulation of the system which
includes Dynamically Reconfigurable Architectures(DRAs). The proposed library is an extended
SystemC library. Using the proposed library, the designer can model the system specifications
including modules for the dynamic generation and elimination and ports and channels for the
dynamic connection and dispatch between them, that are needed in the design of general-purpose
dynamically reconfigurable systems at the system design level. In addition, we evaluate the
proposed library by the modeling and simulation of sample circuits, such as partially DRA and multi
context DRA. Using the proposed library, we can model the system specifications naturally, and as
much the same amount as a description, such as one using multiplexers and demultiplexers,
which is a modeling formula for describing multi-context DRA. Under some conditions,
higher-speed simulation is possible using the proposed library.

Index Terms
system level design, dynamically reconfigurable architectures, SystemC