Product families on-chip: Combining the software product family paradigm with run-time reprogrammable hardware technology

Michel Jaring

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Abstract

Hardware and software can be co-designed as a single system to obtain high-performance computing solutions that use a minimum of resources such as CPU cycles and memory. Hardware/software co-design is often a complex and time consuming process. Software functionality is typically developed independently from hardware functionality and functional elements are not reused across similar products. Co-design is particularly important in System on-Chip (SoC) development where an entire system consisting of both software and hardware is integrated on a single chip. Developing high-performance computing solutions in the form of SoCs in a repeatable manner is technically possible, but knowing how to apply software concepts in a hardware context and vice versa is still demanding at best. This paper summarizes the concepts and considerations that outline a case study that aims at combining the software product family paradigm with run-time reprogrammable hardware technology. The goal of the study is to define a formal framework for developing product families on-chip in a repeatable manner.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication29th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC'05)
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages21-22
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0-7695-2413-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event29th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC '05) - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jul 200528 Jul 2005

Publication series

SeriesProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Volume29
ISSN0730-3157

Conference

Conference29th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC '05)
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period26/07/0528/07/05

Keywords

  • formal specification
  • hardware-software codesign
  • software architecture
  • system-on-chip
  • high-performance computing
  • run-time reprogrammable hardware technology
  • software product family paradigm

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