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Towards a theory for hardware/software codesign

Auteur(s) : M. Voss, T. Ismail, A. A. Jerraya, K.H. Kapp

Doc. Source: Third International Workshop on Hardware/Software Codesign (HSC'94)

Publisher : IEEE

Pages : 173-180

Doi : 10.1109/HSC.1994.336709

This paper aims at a theory for hardware/software codesign. We approach this goal by investigating system design according to the allocation principle which is a systems engineering approach to mixed hardware/software systems design. The associated process steps are system-level design including partitioning and communication synthesis by channel mapping and binding. A strengthened system-level design and synthesis process makes codesign with delayed technology dependent partitioning possible. In addition we investigate possibilities for automating these processes by tool support