Research

SLS

System Level Synthesis
since 1994


Research topics

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The challenges that the micro/nanoelectronic system integration research is currently facing is a huge increase of the number of processors in a chip. The ITRS expects >1000 processing elements on a chip by 2020 for the consumer market. In this context, there are very important issues to be solved:
  • as the integration technology still progresses, can we define architectures which fully benefit from this trend, by exploiting at best the parallelism, parametrization and reconfiguration capabilities of these technologies?
  • as we cannot expect the average programmer to be able to get the most performance out of these huge multiprocessor system, can we help him by providing innovative software frameworks to facilitate and optimize software integration?
  • as the difficulties of HW/SW integration is unparalleled, can we provide synthesis, generation and simulation tools and methodologies to simplify, automate and verify system integration?

To answer these questions, the activity of the System Level Synthesis Group focuses on the following themes:
  • Parallel, configurable and reconfigurable architectures
  • Software frameworks for integrated systems
  • Synthesis, generation and simulation of digital integrated systems

Team leader

MULLER Olivier

Last publications

Wicaksana A., Muller O., Rousseau F., Sasongko A., Maintaining Communication Consistency during Task Migrations in Heterogeneous Reconfigurable Devices, Multi-Processor System-on-Chip 1: Architectures, Liliana Andrade Porras & Frédéric Rousseau (Eds.) , Ed. Wiley, Chichester, UK, pp. 255-285, Vol. 1, 2021
 
Vianes A., Rousseau F., Study and Comparison of Hardware Methods for Distributing Memory Bank Accesses in Many-core Architectures, Multi-Processor System-on-Chip 1: Architectures, Liliana Andrade Porras & Frédéric Rousseau (Eds.) , Ed. Wiley, Chichester, UK, pp. 161-194, Vol. 1, 2021
 
France-Pillois M., Martin J., Rousseau F., A Non-intrusive Tool Chain to Optimize MPSoC End-to-end Systems, ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization , Ed. ACM IEEE, Vol. 18, No. 2, DOI: 10.1145/3445030, 2021
 
Andrade Porras L.L., Rousseau F. (Eds.), Multi-Processor System-on-Chip 1: Architectures, Vol. 1, pp. 272, Ed. Wiley, Chichester, UK, 2021
 
Andrade Porras L.L., Rousseau F. (Eds.), Multi-Processor System-on-Chip 2: Applications, Vol. 2, pp. 272, Ed. Wiley, Chichester, UK, 2021
 
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