Hardware/Software Codesign (in English)
HSCe Acad. year 2020/2021 Winter semester 5 credits
The course focuses on aspects of system level design. Implementation of HW/SW systems optimized according to various criteria. Behavioural and structural HW/SW system description. Basic hardware and software components and interface models. Hardware and software components synthesis. Assignment of behavioural description to given components. Design of interfaces between HW/SW components. Planning access to distributed components. Prediction and design analysis techniques regarding given constrains. HW/SW partitioning algorithms and tools. Heterogeneous computation architectures and platforms. Integrated design tools. Case studies of optimized HW/SW systems.
Language of instruction
Subject specific learning outcomes and competences
Students will gain knowledge and skill in theory and techniques of automatized HW/SW co-design of computation systems optimized according to various criteria.
Generic learning outcomes and competences
Theoretical background for analysis and design of HW/SW systems.
The aim of the course is to gain knowledge and skills in HW/SW co-design of computing systems. The students will also learn about models of hardware and software component behavior and mutual interaction, hardware and software partitioning algorithms and techniques and assessment of the quality, and the final system synthesis and optimization according to various criteria.
Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills
Basics of system simulation and design.
- Lecture notes in e-format
De Micheli, G., Rolf, E., Wolf, W.: Readings in Hardware/Software Co-design, Morgan Kaufmann; 1st edition, 2001, 697 p., ISBN: 1558607021.
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students
Individual thirteen-hour project.
- project (25 points)
- mid exam (20 points)
- final exam (55 points)
For receiving the credit and thus for entering the exam, students have to obtain at least five points from the project. Plagiarism and not allowed cooperation will cause that involved students are not classified and disciplinary action may be initiated.
Course inclusion in study plans