Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Hardware/Software Codesign

HSC Acad. year 2006/2007 Winter semester 5 credits

System-level aspects of computing systems design. Constrained and optimized HW/SW system design. Behavioral description. Models and implementation of basic HW and SW components and their interface. HW and SW components synthesis. Mapping of behavioral description onto components. Components interface synthesis. Scheduling of access to shared components. Techniques for prediction and analysis of constrained and optimized design. Partitioning algorithms and tools. Hardware synthesis and code generation. Verification. HW/SW computing architectures. Integrated HW/SW development systems. Optimized HW/SW systems case studies.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 13 hrs projects

Assessment points

50 exam, 25 half-term test, 25 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

The students understand the theory and techniques of an automated hardware/software co-design of constrained computating systems.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Theoretical background for analyzis and design of HW/SW systems.

Learning objectives

To give the students the knowledge of hardware/software computing systems co-design techniques including behavioral modeling of both hardware and software components as well as their interaction, partitioning algorithms, analyzing and profiling techniques, simulation, synthesis, and verification of designed systems.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Basics of system simulation and design.

Study literature

  • Lecture notes in e-format

Fundamental literature

De Micheli, G., Rolf, E., Wolf, W.: Readings in Hardware/Software Co-design, Morgan Kaufmann; 1st edition, 2001, 697 p., ISBN: 1558607021.

Syllabus of lectures

  • System-level aspects of computing systems design.
  • Constrained and optimized HW/SW system design.
  • Behavioral description.
  • Models and implementation of basic HW and SW components and their interface.
  • HW and SW components synthesis.
  • Mapping of behavioral description onto components.
  • Components interface synthesis.
  • Scheduling of access to shared components.
  • Techniques for prediction and analysis of constrained and optimized design.
  • Partitioning algorithms and tools.
  • Hardware synthesis and code generation. Verification.
  • HW/SW computing architectures. Integrated HW/SW development systems.
  • Optimized HW/SW systems case studies.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

Individual thirteen-hour project.

Progress assessment

Written mid-term exam and submitted project in due date.

Exam prerequisites

Requirements for class accreditation are not defined.

Course inclusion in study plans

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