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A Case Study: Quantitative Evaluation of C-Based High-Level Synthesis Systems

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EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems20082008:685128

  • Received: 5 October 2007
  • Accepted: 14 May 2008
  • Published:


Embedded systems require a high-level abstraction modeling to tackle their complexity and improve design productivity. C-based design techniques and methodologies have been proposed for this purpose. Various IPs with diverse complexities and functionalities can be selected to build a system. However, area and energy issues are paramount in this selection process. Implementation hints should therefore be available at the highest possible level of abstraction. Some C-based tools have been proposed in this order through either true synthesis or estimation. In this paper, we conduct through a case study an evaluation of C-based design of embedded systems and point out the impact of behavioral synthesis on embedded systems multiobjective high-level partitioning.


  • Selection Process
  • Quantitative Evaluation
  • Design Productivity
  • Control Structure
  • Embed System

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Authors’ Affiliations

EECS Department, National Higher School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA), 32 Boulevard Victor, 75739 Paris, France
Hubert Curien Laboratoire (UMR CNRS 5516), Université Jean Monnet, 18 Rue Benoit Lauras, 42000 Saint Etienne, France
Laboratoire Grenoble Images Paroles Signal Automatique (GIPSA Laboratoire) (UMR CNRS 5216), Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), 46 Avenue Félix Viallet, 38031 Grenoble, France


© Omar Hammami et al. 2008

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