By Topic

Real-Time Management of Hardware and Software Tasks for FPGA-based Embedded Systems

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Rodolfo Pellizzoni ; Univ. of Illinois, Urbana ; Marco Caccamo

Operating systems for reconfigurable devices enable the development of embedded systems where software tasks, running on a CPU, can coexist with hardware tasks running on a reconfigurable hardware device (FPGA). In this work, we consider real-time systems subject to dynamic workloads and whose tasks can be computationally intensive. We introduce a novel resource allocation scheme and an online admission control test that achieve high performance and flexibility; in addition, runtime reconfiguration is used to maximize the number of admitted real-time tasks. Moreover, in detail, we first discuss a 1D system architecture and its prototype for a Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGA; then, we concentrate on the online admission control problem. Online task allocation and migration between the CPU and the reconfigurable device are discussed and sufficient feasibility tests are derived for both the commonly used slotted and 1D area models. Finally, the effectiveness of our admission control and relocation strategy is shown through a series of synthetic simulations.

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Computers  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 12 )