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EPICURE: A partitioning and co-design framework for reconfigurable computing

Abstract : This paper presents a new design methodology able to bridge the gap between an abstract specification and a heterogeneous reconfigurable architecture. The EPICURE contribution is the result of a joint study on abstraction/refinement methods and a smart reconfigurable architecture within the formal Esterel design tools suite. The original points of this work are: (i) a generic HW/SW interface model, (ii) a specification methodology that handles the control, and includes efficient verification and HW/SW synthesis capabilities, (iii) a method for parallelism exploration based on abstract resources/performance estimation expressed in terms of area/delay tradeoffs, (iv) a HW/SW partitioning approach that refines the specification into explicit HW configurations and the associated SW control. The EPICURE framework shows how a cooperation of complementary methodologies and CAD tools associated with a relevant architecture can signficantly improve the designer productivity, especially in the context of reconfigurable architectures.
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Jean-Philippe Diguet, Guy Gogniat, Jean Luc Philippe, Yannick Le Moullec, Sébastien Bilavarn, et al.. EPICURE: A partitioning and co-design framework for reconfigurable computing. Microprocessors and Microsystems: Embedded Hardware Design (MICPRO), Elsevier, 2006, 30, pp.367-387. ⟨10.1016/j.micpro.2006.02.015⟩. ⟨hal-00089393⟩



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