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An approach for hardware-software codesign

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

Doc. Source: The Fifth International Workshop on Rapid System Prototyping (RSP'94). Shortening the Path from Specification to Prototype

Publisher : IEEE

Pages : 73-80

Doi : 10.1109/IWRSP.1994.315907

This paper presents a method for modeling and synthesizing mixed HW/SW systems. The proposed method starts from a full system-level specification. Systems are modeled in a synthesis-oriented manner by means of an extended finite state machine model. System-level synthesis is composed of three tasks: partitioning systems into inter-dependent sub-systems, inter-subsystem communication synthesis and architecture mapping onto a flexible architecture platform which includes both hardware and software components. The overall method is illustrated with an example.