SPRINT: a tool to generate concurrent transaction-level models from sequential code. A high-level concurrent model such as a SystemC transaction-level model can provide early feedback during the exploration of implementation alternatives for state-of-the-art signal processing applications like video codecs on a multiprocessor platform. However, the creation of such a model starting from sequential code is a time-consuming and error-prone task. It is typically done only once, if at all, for a given design. This lack of exploration of the design space often leads to a suboptimal implementation. To support our systematic C-based design flow, we have developed a tool to generate a concurrent SystemC transaction-level model for user-selected task boundaries. Using this tool, different parallelization alternatives have been evaluated during the design of an MPEG-4 simple profile encoder and an embedded zero-tree coder. Generation plus evaluation of an alternative was possible ! in less than six minutes. This is fast enough to allow extensive exploration of the design space.

This software is also peer reviewed by journal TOMS.

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  10. Cockx, Johan; Denolf, Kristof; Vanhoof, Bart; Stahl, Richard: SPRINT: a tool to generate concurrent transaction-level models from sequential code (2007)
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