3 Processor Cost/Performance Estimator (estimate)

Processor Cost/Performance Estimator provides estimates of energy consumption, die area, and maximum clock rate of TTA designs (program and processor combination).

Input: ADF, IDF, [TPEF and TraceDB]

Output: Estimate (printed to the standard output)

The usage of the estimate application is as follows:

estimate {-p [TPEF] -t [TraceDB]} ADF IDF

The possible options of the application are as follows:

Short Name | Long Name | Description |
---|---|---|

p | program | Sets the TTA program exchange format file (TPEF) from which to load the estimated program (required for energy estimation only). |

t | trace | sets the simulation trace database (TraceDB) from which to load the simulation data of the estimated program (required for energy estimation only). |

a | total-area | Runs total area estimation. |

l | longest-path | Runs longest path estimation. |

e | total-energy | Runs total energy consumption estimation. |

If `tpef`

and `tracedb`

are not given, the energy estimation
will NOT be performed since the Estimator requires utilization
information about the resources. However, the area and timing
estimation will be done. If only one of `tracedb`

and `tpef`

is given, it is ignored.

Pekka Jääskeläinen 2018-03-12