A Toolbox to Map System Level Communications on HW/SW Architectures

Abstract : We present a hardware and software tool box that allows to map an initial specification done in term of tasks communicating through FIFOs onto a HW/SW architecture. Communication templates are used to characterize the way data are exchanged between tasks realized either in software or in hardware. From these templates, we define the specifications-in terms of resources necessary to handle the communications-of a hardware module and a set of software drivers. These interface modules and their software counterparts allow simple virtual component reuse since they not only implement protocol compatibility through the use of the VCI/OCB standard but also system level communications through semantics widely accepted in the design community. The interface modules have been used in the COSY project for the implementation of a video decoder by Philips starting from a system-level description and performing communication refinement using Cadence VCC and Philips' own communication schemes.
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Denis Hommais, Frédéric Pétrot, Ivan Augé. A Toolbox to Map System Level Communications on HW/SW Architectures. 12th International Workshop on Rapid System Prototyping, Jun 2001, Monterey, CA, United States. pp.77-82, ⟨10.1109/IWRSP.2001.933842⟩. ⟨hal-01571013⟩

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