By Topic

Automation of Communication Refinement and Hardware Synthesis within a System-Level Design Methodology

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
$31 $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

4 Author(s)
Moss, L. ; Dept. of Comput. Eng., Ecole Polytech. de Montreal, Montreal, QC ; Cantin, M.-A. ; Bois, G. ; El Mostapha Aboulhamid

Traditional register-transfer level design methodologies for systems-on-chip are failing to keep up with the growing complexity of embedded applications and architectures. A well-known solution is to raise the level of design abstraction by using system-level methodologies. The refinement from system-level specifications to concrete implementations is an essential step in a system-level design methodology. This article presents a novel methodology for the refinement from transaction-level communications to pin- and cycle-accurate protocols as well as the generation of synthesizable hardware from system-level specifications. Automatic communication refinement and hardware synthesis were successfully applied to a rover guiding system. Hand-coded and automatically generated register-transfer level modules of the rover are compared. Results show that a hardware/software implementation of the guiding system using generated register-transfer level modules has overheads of less than one percent in latency and hardware area when compared to an implementation using hand-coded modules.

Published in:

Rapid System Prototyping, 2008. RSP '08. The 19th IEEE/IFIP International Symposium on

Date of Conference:

2-5 June 2008