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.

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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. A priori definition of partitions, which leads to sub-optimal designs. Designers often strive to make everything fit in software, and off-load only some parts of the design to hardware to meet timing constraints.

The Polis Approach F. Some examples of applications of embedded controllers are: The two executables are executed, and the captured profiling data is written to a data base as shown in figure 1. The architecture of the system has to be provided by the user. Current topics include synthesis of run-time support, communication synthesisand efficient and accurate co-simulation. Embedded systems are often used in life-critical situations, where reliability and safety embeded more important criteria than performance.

Hardware/Software Codesign Group

Other Papers by Dr. Partitioning, Software generation, Hardware generation. There are many different academic approaches to try to solve the problem of embedded system design. 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 a variety of communication protocols.


The description is also analyzed with a hardware estimator which writes the estimation result to the same database as the profilers. Hardware-software partition is decided a priori and is adhered to as much as is possible, because any changes in this partition may necessitate extensive redesign. The POLIS Approach will be of interest to embedded system designers automotive electronics, consumer electronics and telecommunicationsmicro-controller designers, CAD developers and students.

The problems they want to solve can be found in the preface of their book pp. The problems with these design methods are: This model is maintained throughout the design process, in order to preserve the formal properties of the design.

The partition tool exploits the implicit parallelism of the specified system.

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

Jerraya, Automatic generation of pilis for distributed c-vhdl cosimulation of embedded systems: In our opinion, none of them address satisfactorily the issues of unbiased specification and efficient automated synthesis for control-intensive reactive real-time systems. The Polis Approach Kluwer international series in engineering and computer science: The main objective of COOL is heterogeneous implementation. It generates software and hardware files. It is closely related to DSP and Telecommunication.

The specification parts dedicated to hardware are then transformed into a VHDL description. Thus, the POLIS system which is a co-design environment for embedded systems is based on a formal model of computation. My library Help Advanced Book Search.


The design flow that is currently implemented in the POLIS system is depicted in the following figure and is described more in detail below. This permits the use of a broad range of target FPGA-architectures.

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.

It is designed for control dominated, reactive systems under timing constraints, with a new emphasis on distributed architectures. A graphical user interface has been developed to specify these systems in a structural and hierarchical way. The environment also builds upon existing synthesis and compilation techniques by encapsulating them and supports system design flows by providing design methodology management support Selected pages Title Page.

A specification, often incomplete and written in non-formal languages, is developed and sent to the hardware and software engineers. Ptolemy in the acronym is the design tool developed at the Univ. Use of higher-level languages such as C helps structure the design somewhat, but with increasing complexity it is not sufficient. In addition, the graphical user interface is used to define target architectures and design constraints. Ben Ismail, and A. The synchronous approach to reactive and real-time systems.

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