Compilation and Synthesis for Embedded Reconfigurable Systems

An Aspect-Oriented Approach

  • João Manuel Paiva Cardoso
  • Pedro C. Diniz
  • José Gabriel de Figueiredo Coutinho
  • Zlatko Marinov Petrov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Pedro C. Diniz, João M. P. Cardoso, José Gabriel de F. Coutinho, Zlatko Petrov
    Pages 1-11
  3. João M. P. Cardoso, José Gabriel de F. Coutinho, Razvan Nane, Vlad-Mihai Sima, Bryan Olivier, Tiago Carvalho et al.
    Pages 13-34
  4. João M. P. Cardoso, José Gabriel de F. Coutinho, Tiago Carvalho, Pedro C. Diniz
    Pages 35-70
  5. José Gabriel de F. Coutinho, João M. P. Cardoso, Tiago Carvalho, Sujit Bhattacharya, Wayne Luk, George Constantinides et al.
    Pages 71-103
  6. Ricardo Nobre, João M. P. Cardoso, Bryan Olivier, Razvan Nane, Liam Fitzpatrick, José Gabriel de F. Coutinho et al.
    Pages 105-134
  7. Fernando Gonçalves, Zlatko Petrov, José Gabriel de F. Coutinho, Razvan Nane, Vlad-Mihai Sima, João M. P. Cardoso et al.
    Pages 135-179
  8. João M. P. Cardoso, José Gabriel de F. Coutinho, Pedro C. Diniz
    Pages 181-195
  9. Pedro C. Diniz, João M. P. Cardoso, José Gabriel de F. Coutinho, Zlatko Petrov
    Pages 197-200
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 201-203

About this book


This book provides techniques to tackle the design challenges raised by the increasing diversity and complexity of emerging, heterogeneous architectures for embedded systems. It describes an approach based on techniques from software engineering called aspect-oriented programming, which allow designers to control today’s sophisticated design tool chains, while maintaining a single application source code.  Readers are introduced to the basic concepts of an aspect-oriented, domain specific language that enables control of a wide range of compilation and synthesis tools in the partitioning and mapping of an application to a heterogeneous (and possibly multi-core) target architecture.  Several examples are presented that illustrate the benefits of the approach developed for applications from avionics and digital signal processing. Using the aspect-oriented programming techniques presented in this book, developers can reuse extensive sections of their designs, while preserving the original application source-code, thus promoting developer productivity as well as architecture and performance portability.


·         Describes an aspect-oriented approach for the compilation and synthesis of applications targeting heterogeneous embedded computing architectures;

·         Includes examples using an integrated tool chain for compilation and synthesis;

·         Provides validation and evaluation for targeted reconfigurable heterogeneous architectures;

·         Enables design portability, given changing target devices;

·         Allows developers to maintain a single application source code when targeting  multiple architectures.


Aspect-Oriented Programming Dynamic Reconfiguration Embedded Systems Design Hardware/Software Co-design Reconfigurable Computing Reconfigurable Embedded Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • João Manuel Paiva Cardoso
    • 1
  • Pedro C. Diniz
    • 2
  • José Gabriel de Figueiredo Coutinho
    • 3
  • Zlatko Marinov Petrov
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculdade de Engenharia da UniversidadePortoPortugal
  2. 2.USC Information Sciences InstituteLisboaPortugal
  3. 3., Department of ComputingImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Honeywell EOODSofiaBulgaria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4893-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4894-5
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