Architectural Challenges for the Next Decade Integrated Platforms
The current trend in microelectronic design indicates the platform-based design paradigm as the solution of choice to simplify the problem of implementing multimillion-gate SoCs with reasonable effort and time. Significant advances in the development of new solutions for platform-based design have come up in the recent past; however, existing platforms are characterized by very strict architectural templates, which limit their usability to very narrow application domains.
Broadening the scope of existing platforms, as well as introducing new architectural concepts targeted towards new types of applications poses significant challenges, both from the research and the industrial perspectives. Purpose of this talk is to provide a look into the future of integrated hardware-software platforms, which will be at the basis of the next geration of electronic products.