Title: The Artemis workbench for system-level performance evaluation of embedded systems

Authors: Andy D. Pimentel

Addresses: Computer Systems Architecture Group, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Abstract: In this paper, we present an overview of the Artemis workbench, which provides modelling and simulation methods and tools for efficient performance evaluation and exploration of heterogeneous embedded multimedia systems. More specifically, we describe the Artemis system-level modelling methodology, including its support for gradual refinement of architecture performance models as well as for calibration of the system-level models. We show that this methodology allows for architectural exploration at different levels of abstraction while maintaining high-level and architecture independent application specifications. Moreover, we illustrate these modelling aspects using a case study with a Motion-JPEG application.

Keywords: system-level modelling; simulation; model refinement; performance evaluation; design space exploration; model calibration; Artemis workbench; embedded systems; embedded multimedia; architecture performance models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJES.2008.020299

International Journal of Embedded Systems, 2008 Vol.3 No.3, pp.181 - 196

Available online: 14 Sep 2008 *

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