Design Space Exploration (DSE) plays an important role during the process of Hardware/Software co-design for heterogeneous multi-core architecture. DSE is the process of discovering and evaluating design alternatives, prior to implementation. The various designs can be compared with each other on the basis of required metrics and the optimized design can then be chosen to develop the system. The main goal of DSE is rapid prototyping and it is also used to find configurations and legal assemblies to satisfy a particular set of overall design constraints. This paper surveys the various DSE approaches used for heterogeneous multi-cores and compares them.
Meena Belwal and Sudarshan, T. S. B., “A survey on design space exploration for heterogeneous multi-core”, in 2014 International Conference on Embedded Systems (ICES), Coimbatore, India, 2014.