User-Space Emulation Framework for Domain-Specific Soc Design

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This technology uses Linux-based emulation framework to provide an ecosystem for hardware-software co-design of Domain-specific SoCs (DSSoCs) and enable their rapid evaluation during the pre-silicon design phase.

As technology scaling becomes a challenge, System-on-chip architects are exploring DSSoCs to effectively balance performance and flexibility. DSSoC architectures are characterized by a heterogeneous collection of general-purpose cores and programmable accelerators tailored to a particular application domain. The heterogeneity of systems-on-chips makes it very difficult to achieve maximum performance  with minimal latency and energy consumption. The technology provides a framework to maximize the capabilities of systems-on-chips.


  • Automatic application mapping
  • System-on-Chip architecture


  • Maximize performance
  • Pre-silicon design phase
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Contact For More Information:
Tariq Ahmed
Sr Licensing Manager, College of Engineering
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Umit Ogras
Radu Marculescu
Ali Akoglu
Chaitali Chakrabarti
Daniel Bliss
Samet Egemen Arda
Anderson Luiz Sartor
Nirmal Kumbhare
Anish Krishnakumar
Joshua Mack
Ahmet Alper Goksoy
Sumit Kumar Mandal