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A new system-level approach is needed to incorporate re-configurability in IP-integration design flow, in order to speed up the designer's productivity. To incorporate reconfiguration aspects of IPs, a multiple-context representation of the different functionalities is used that will be mapped on the re-configurable block during different run-time periods. Co-simulation scenario is proposed as a part of a system-on-chip (SoC) design and modelling. SystemC-HDL co-simulation scenario provides a way of checking interoperability of a single designed HW module with the SystemC model. As a case study, novel reconfigurable FFT and Viterbi architectures are modelled in SystemC, and co-simulated in a C-based WiMAX system. Area and power consumption of main blocks in WiMAX are analysed.
Date of Conference: 27-29 Aug. 2007