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The platform-centric SoC strategy is aimed toward the layout of today’s SoC platforms with emphasis on real-time, embedded platforms. The strategy presents a tenet and an SoC layout surroundings that promotes an integration of cutting-edge instruments and methods worthy for the advance of the platforms. It renders a brand new and higher standpoint in the direction of co-design methods, whereas additionally elevating a degree of layout abstraction. as the configurable platform items are designed off-cycle, they give a contribution to a normal development in improvement time. by way of incorporating their utilization, the general strategy moves a stability among overall layout flexibility and minimum time-to-market. In bankruptcy 1, demanding situations within the co-design of SoCs are brought. The bankruptcy in short describes the technical demanding situations dealing with approach builders and introduces a proposed technique to the matter. the rest of this e-book offers a extra thorough exam at the challenge and the proposed process. bankruptcy 2 describes the proposed platform-centric SoC layout process intimately. It illustrates the layout stream and discusses every one major step within the layout method. Definition of a platform as initially outlined through Sabbagh [96], in addition to the platform-based and platform-centric layout techniques, are provided. The bankruptcy concludes via evaluating the proposed method with past comparable paintings. bankruptcy three lays out the technological heritage for the proposed SoC layout procedure. while the platform know-how is mentioned in bankruptcy 2, this bankruptcy offers an summary of the opposite basic applied sciences: the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and the Extensible Markup Language (XML). The bankruptcy starts with an advent to UML as a modeling device rather well perceived in the software program engineering neighborhood. it really is through a dialogue on an try via the article administration team (OMG) to empower UML for the advance of real-time embedded software program – an attempt so one can ultimately culminate in a layout framework referred to as the UML Profile for Schedulability, functionality, and Time Specification [29]. Thereafter, an outline of XML and some different similar net applied sciences occur. bankruptcy four outlines the constitution of the library of platform items (LPO), in addition to furnishes a finished instruction and specifications specification platform item needs to own as a way to be scalable and suitable with the proposed method. crucial components for every platform item, e.g. structure blueprint, XML-based self-described modules, platform handling instrument, etc., also are mentioned intimately. bankruptcy five offers a close remedy of UML extensions for the advance of real-time embedded platforms. The bankruptcy begins with a structure of the Co-design Modeling Framework (CMF) hierarchy that encompasses 5 different sub-profiles – the ordinary application profile (PCUprofile), the Exception Modeling profile (EMprofile), the Interrupt Modeling profile (IMprofile), the Synthesizable Description Language profile (SHDLprofile), and the structure Blueprint profile (ABprofile). each one of those profiles furnishes a layout framework that's particularly adapted for the proposed strategy, and will have the capacity to meet with the demanding situations posed through the layout and try of real-time embedded SoC-based platforms. The bankruptcy, then, proceeds to debate the area inspiration for every sub-profile, by means of the outline of the corresponding stereotypes. bankruptcy 6 applies the platform-centric SoC layout technique, utilizing the CMF profile in UML, to the improvement of a simplified camera approach that allows you to show the use and the robustness of the proposed procedure. particularly, the NiOS improvement board is used to imitate the digicam method the place uncooked snapshot facts are learn from a charge-coupled equipment (CCD), after which JPEG encoded and kept into reminiscence. The bankruptcy starts off with an outline of the Altera’s NiOS method, through the particular approach improvement method that explicitly demonstrates using the proposed process. A quantitative overview is then offered that compares the improvement price of the proposed platform-centric SoC layout process opposed to a few substitute methods utilizing expense estimation types and instruments. bankruptcy 7 concludes the e-book with a precis and a dialogue of destiny instructions for this attempt on platform-based layout.

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The CFSM provides a unified input for the tools within the POLIS environment. POLIS supports automated synthesis and performance estimation of heterogeneous design through the use of Ptolemy [45] as the simulation engine. Such ability allows POLIS to provide necessary feedback to the designer at all design steps. A simple scheme for automatic HW/SW interface synthesis is also supported. The Corsair [10] integrated framework methodology is similar to POLIS. The Corsair framework contains several tools for the automated implementation of formally specified embedded systems.

The chip-in-a-day approach [46] proposed by the University of California, Berkeley’s Wireless Research Center (BWRC) represents an early prototype for the more promising platform-based design [14]. The approach uses Mathworks’ Simulink to capture a high-level data flow and control flow diagrams. Based on pre-characterized hardware components, it implements data path macros directly using a tool such as Synopsys’s Module Compiler, while the control logic is translated into VHDL and synthesized. In this approach, algorithms are mapped directly into hardware that derives its parallelism not from multiple CPUs, but from a multitude of distributed arithmetic units.

Under such a circumstances, it is likely that new methods and new ways defined by the semiconductor sector to build systems could possibly prevent the Embedded UML from attaining its full effectiveness—mainly due to the generalization of the Embedded UML package. As a preliminary assessment, the approach embraced by this book may eventually be more robust in a long run as it is designed to better adapt to technological changes. Proposed as part of the Yamacraw Embedded Software (YES) effort at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC), the YES-UML [135] represents yet another UML extensions package that aims at furnishing the system-level unified representation for the development of today’s embedded systems.

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