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Micro-Architecture Development Tools for Embedded Processing

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Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
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2001 / SBIR
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EDAptive Computing, Inc.
1245 Lyons Road Building G Dayton, OH 45458-1818
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Micro-Architecture Development Tools for Embedded Processing
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: DAAH0101CR121
Award Amount: $98,918.00


EDAptive Computing, Inc. (EDAptive) and Dr. Ranga Vemuri of the University of Cincinnati present a unique and commercially viable solution to the problem of design space exploration, tradeoff analysis, and performance evaluation of embedded, system-levelmalleable micro-architectures. Our Embedded Micro Architecture SWEPT Simulator and Integrated Design Space Exploration and Tradeoff ANalysis Tool (ASSISTANT) program will apply previous research work in performance modeling and evaluation techniquesutilizing attributed nodes-only graph grammars to the problem of parameterization, manipulation, and simulation of various design space constraints. Specifically, we propose ASSISTANT with the following capabilities: 1) aid design engineers in thedevelopment, debug, verification, and generation of parameterized, executable design models automatically configurable at run-time for various embedded, system-level micro-architectures; 2) provide an easy-to-use shell interface for hardware applicationengineers to enter parameter data, configure, simulate, and debug the executable models for design space exploration and tradeoff analysis; 3) provide a procedural interface for the invocation of the executable models from third party tools. To accomplishthis task, we will utilize Dr. Vemuri's research work in a performance description language suited for such design and modeling scenarios called PDL+.The technology developed under this SBIR applies to both military and commercial sectors and can be usedin design and development environments for application and design engineering targeting system-level embedded, heterogeneous, and malleable computing hardware.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Walrath
Principal Researcher

Business Contact:

Dale Kirby
Vice President
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2161 Blanton Dr Dayton, OH 45342

EIN/Tax ID: 311497253
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No