JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS (JCP)
ISSN : 1796-203X
Volume : 4    Issue : 1    Date : January 2009

System Level Distributed Cooperative Design of Media SoC Using Application Profiling
Dawei Wang, Peng Zhao, and Sikun Li
Page(s): 77-85
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Abstract
Heterogeneous multi-core architectures of System-on-Chip can support various embedded
real-time applications well. SoC design is very complex for multi-fields experts to collaborate on
application analysis, system decision and hw/sw co-design. However, existing SoC design
methods and environments can only support human-computer interaction, ignoring the
collaboration interaction between multi-field experts. This paper presents a collaborative approach
of media SoC design using application profiling. We create a distributed collaborative design
environment for system decision engineers, software designers, hardware designers and
application developers. The method not only utilizes the advantages of application profiling for SoC
design, but also pro-vides a framework for multi-field experts to work collaboratively. Experimental
results show that the method effectively improves the quality and speed of media SoC design.

Index Terms
Cooperative design, System-on-Chips, application profiling, system level design, embedded media