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In this paper we propose a novel framework for modelling heterogeneous SoC architectures with emphasis on reconfigurable component integration and optimised communication media. Our work targets three major issues faced by the current SoC design methodologies; a novel hybrid communication topology, communication centric platforms and modelling of reconfigurable components in the system. Multi-standard telecommunication applications are chosen as our target domain and a case study of WiMAX is used as a real world example to demonstrate the novelty of our work. A system consisting of an ARM processor, reconfigurable FFT and reconfigurable Viterbi decoder is considered with the option of system scalability for future upgrades. Behaviour of system with different communication platforms is analysed for its throughput and power characteristics with different reconfigurable scenarios to show the effectiveness of our approach.
Date of Conference: 7-9 April 2008