introduces the key factors involved in the design of an embedded system, . area is today known as hardware/software codesign, providing a global view of the Basically, the automation of the global hw/sw design approach, that .. applications is the scope of SpecSyn, TOSCA, Co-Saw and Polis, while the activity of. Hardware-Software Co-Design of Embedded Systems: The POLIS Approach is Page – A formal specification model for hardware/software codesign. COSYMA (COSYnthesis for eMbedded micro Architectures) is a platform for Hardware-Software Co-Design of Embedded Systems: The Polis Approach.

Author: Tojagis Domi
Country: Georgia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 23 July 2018
Pages: 320
PDF File Size: 11.69 Mb
ePub File Size: 8.10 Mb
ISBN: 266-7-54756-530-1
Downloads: 42186
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vudolabar

A synchronous hardware implementation of CFSM can execute a transition in 1 clock cycle, while a software implementation will require more than 1 clock cycle. Some important research issues in the development are cosimulation, partitioning, and synthesis.

The project intends to develop a codesign methodology and associated tools.

Current methods for designing embedded systems require to specify and design hardware and software separately. This is a tool focussed on real-time systems. The synchronous approach to reactive and real-time systems. Other Papers by Dr. The architecture of the system has to be provided by the user.

It generates software and hardware files. It is closely related to DSP and Telecommunication. Embedded systems are informally defined as a collection of programmable parts hardware-softwae by ASICs and other standard components, that interact continuously with an environment through sensors and syxtems. Formal verification and automatic synthesis of implementations are the surest ways to guarantee safety.

Thus, the POLIS system which is a co-design environment for embedded systems is based on a formal model of computation. Therefore, we are developing a methodology codeslgn specification, automatic synthesis, and validation of this sub-class of embedded systems that includes the examples described above.


Codesign Tools

A priori definition of partitions, which leads to sub-optimal designs. The difference between the two models is that the synchronous communication model of classical concurrent FSMs is replaced in the CFSM model by a finite, non-zero, unbounded reaction time.

Design is done in a unified framework, POLISwith a unified hardware-software harrdware-software, so as to prejudice neither hardware nor software implementation. Ben Ismail, and A.

Hardware/Software Codesign Group

Generally, software is used for features and flexibility, while hardware is used for performance. Your interest tue be in simulation or zpproach, for instance. The description is also analyzed with a hardware estimator which writes the estimation result to the same database as the profilers.

Beginning with rather small target architectures and single input programs it has developed into a design system for fairly complex time constrained multi process systems and larger heterogeneous target architectures.

These controllers utilize Micro-processors, Micro-controllers and Digital Signal Processors but are neither used nor perceived as computers. Specification Language and Methodology Daniel D. Note this architecture is a “multicomponent architecture” which means the architecture is composed of programmable components processors possibly of different types and of non-programmable components ASIC, FPGA alltogether connected by communication media possibly of different types.

In addition, the graphical user interface is used to define target architectures and design constraints. The Complete List of Publications of the Project. The specification parts dedicated to hardware are then transformed into a VHDL description. So far, the system has mainly been used for design-space exploration where it gives fast response times which are not available in a purely manual design process.


Embedded systems are often used in life-critical situations, where reliability and safety are more important criteria than performance.

POLIS was initiated in as a research project at the University of California at Berkeley and, over the years, grew into a full design methodology with a software system supporting it. The problems with these design methods are: The system is divided into three components: Large heterogeneous systems are often composed of several components, such as microprocessors, dedicated hardware, external devices, and memories, interconnected by general or local buses, using hardware-slftware variety of communication protocols.

A Framework for Hardware-Software Co-Design of Embedded Systems

Account Options Sign in. BEKKA – a heterogenous system level design environment.

The design flow that is currently implemented in the POLIS system is depicted in the following figure and is described more in detail below. It is designed for control dominated, reactive systems under timing constraints, with a new emphasis on distributed architectures. The environment also builds upon existing synthesis and compilation techniques by encapsulating them and supports system design flows by providing design methodology management support These systems are stored in a system library.