Mapping embedded applications on MPSoC - The MNEMEE approach

As embedded systems are becoming the center of our digital life, system design becomes progressively harder. The integration of multiple features on devices with limited resources requires careful and exhaustive exploration of the design search space in order to efficiently map modern applications to an embedded multi-processor platform. The MNEMEE project addresses this challenge by offering a unique integrated tool flow that performs source-to-source transformations to automatically optimize the original source code and map it on the target platform. The optimizations aim at reducing the number of memory accesses and the required memory storage of both dynamically and statically allocated data. Furthermore, the MNEMEE tool flow performs optimal assignment of all data on the memory hierarchy of the target platform. Designers can use the whole flow or a part of it and integrate it into their own design flow. This paper gives an overview of the MNEMEE tool flow along. It also presents two industrial case studies that demonstrate who the techniques and tools developed in the MNEMEE project can be integrated into industrial design flows.

  • Mapping embedded applications on MPSoCs: the MNEMEE approach
    C. Baloukas, L. Papadopoulos, D. Soudris, S. Stuijk, O. Jovanovic, F. Schmoll, D. Cordes, R. Pyka, A. Mallik, S. Mamagkakis, F. Capman, S. Collet, N. Mitas, D. Kritharidis.
    In VLSI, IEEE Computer Society Symposium, ISVLSI 10 Proceedings, pages 512-517. Lixouri Kefalonia, Greece, 5-7 July 2010. IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA, USA, 2010. (abstract, pdf, doi).