Memory Architecture Exploration for Programmable Embedded Systems

  • Peter Grun
  • Nikil Dutt
  • Alex Nicolau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pages 1-7
  3. Pages 9-16
  4. Pages 109-118
  5. Pages 119-120
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 121-128

About this book


Memory Architecture Exploration for Programmable Embedded Systems addresses efficient exploration of alternative memory architectures, assisted by a "compiler-in-the-loop" that allows effective matching of the target application to the processor-memory architecture. This new approach for memory architecture exploration replaces the traditional black-box view of the memory system and allows for aggressive co-optimization of the programmable processor together with a customized memory system.
The book concludes with a set of experiments demonstrating the utility of this exploration approach. The authors perform architecture and compiler exploration for a set of large, real-life benchmarks, uncovering promising memory configurations from different perspectives, such as cost, performance and power.


Hardware SoC Software architecture communication computer-aided design (CAD) embedded systems multimedia network optimization production simulation system system on chip (SoC) transistor

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Grun
    • 1
  • Nikil Dutt
    • 1
  • Alex Nicolau
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Embedded Computer SystemsUniversity of CaliforniaIrvine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-7324-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48095-9
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