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Interactive system-level partitioning with PARTIF

Auteur(s) : T. Ismail, K. O'Brien, A. A. Jerraya

Doc. Source: European Design and Test Conference. EDAC, The European Conference on Design Automation. ETC European Test Conference. EUROASIC, The European Event in ASIC Design

Publisher : IEEE

Pages : 464-468

Doi : 10.1109/EDTC.1994.326835

This paper presents a methodology and a tool for system-level partitioning in the behavioral domain. The methodology is based on an extended finite state machine model. Partitioning is achieved interactively through the application of five system-level transformation primitives: MOVE, MERGE, SPLIT, CUT and MAP. This scheme allows the designer to explore different partitioning alternatives in order to choose the best to meet his objectives. The result of system-level partitioning is a set of interconnected and heterogeneous sub-systems that may be designed using different tools and methodologies.