High-Level Design of Hardware/Software Systems
Tue/Fri 3:25pm - 5:05pm
West Village F 260
Course website on blackboard
System complexities are growing exponentially driven by ever increasing
application demands and technological advances that allow us to put
complete multi-processor systems on a chip (MPSoCs). System-level
that jointly covers hardware and software is one approach to address
associated complexities in the design process and the market pressures.
This course presents state-of-the-art methods, tools and techniques for
system-level design and modeling of complete multi-processor systems
from specification down to implementation across hardware-software
boundaries. Using the SpecC
language and the System-On-Chip Environment
), we will specify,
simulate, analyze, model and design
hardware-software systems based on examples of typical embedded
- Overview of Embedded systems, electronic system-level (ESL)
- Models of Computation: FSMs, dataflow, process networks
- Introduction to System-level design languages (SLDLs): SpecC,
- Discrete event simulation semantics
- Specification, profiling and analysis of HW/SW systems
- System-level design methodologies and tools for:
- Communication synthesis
- System-level modeling:
- Transaction-Level Modeling (TLM) for communication
- Processor and RTOS modeling
- Embedded hardware and software implementation: synthesis and
- System design examples and case studies.
- EECE 7205 - Fundamentals of Computer Engineering
- Working knowledge of C/C++, algorithms and data structures
- Working knowledge of operating systems (preferably real-time
- Understanding of digital systems and computer architecture
- A. Gerstlauer, R. Doemer, J. Peng, D. Gajski,
A Practical Guide with SpecC",
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, June 2001.
- T. Groetker, S. Liao, G. Martin, S. Swan,
"System Design with SystemC",
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, May 2002.
- F. Vahid, T. Givargis,
System Design: A Unified Hardware/Software Introduction"
John Wiley & Sons, 2001.