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SoC Multi-core Architectural Exploration Using Vista



This presentation will look at a number of different architectural choices; exploring how the architecture can be quickly characterized, how decisions can be analyzed and understood. Specific examples and metrics will be focused on to demonstrate the effectiveness of Vista's design analysis and optimization capabilities in addressing the challenges associated with complex architectural exploration.

Systems designers today have many potential options for delivering a system which meets application and performance needs while satisfying power requirements. It is critical to understand the implications of these choices; how does one fast processor compare to 2 slower processors for a given application, how would offloading compute intensive tasks effect the overall system performance and power consumption, how can the critical areas for additional optimization be identified.

What You Will Learn

  • How ESL tools help shorten the total design cycle
  • The latest advancements in reaching verification coverage
  • How to enhance your productivity with state-of-the art ESL technology

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Jon McDonald

Jon McDonald is Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer at Mentor Graphics. He received a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an MS in Computer Science from Polytechnic University. He has been active in digital design, language based design and architectural modeling for over 15 years. Prior to joining Mentor Graphics Mr. McDonald held senior technical engineering positions with Summit Design, Viewlogic Systems and HHB Systems.

Who Should View

  • Hardware designers
  • ESL engineers
  • Verification engineers

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