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Hardware-Software Co-Design of Embedded Systems

The POLIS Approach

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Felice Balarin, Massimiliano Chiodo, Paolo Giusto, Harry Hsieh, Attila Jurecska, Luciano Lavagno et al.
    Pages 1-34
  3. Felice Balarin, Massimiliano Chiodo, Paolo Giusto, Harry Hsieh, Attila Jurecska, Luciano Lavagno et al.
    Pages 35-123
  4. Felice Balarin, Massimiliano Chiodo, Paolo Giusto, Harry Hsieh, Attila Jurecska, Luciano Lavagno et al.
    Pages 125-155
  5. Felice Balarin, Massimiliano Chiodo, Paolo Giusto, Harry Hsieh, Attila Jurecska, Luciano Lavagno et al.
    Pages 157-198
  6. Felice Balarin, Massimiliano Chiodo, Paolo Giusto, Harry Hsieh, Attila Jurecska, Luciano Lavagno et al.
    Pages 199-246
  7. Felice Balarin, Massimiliano Chiodo, Paolo Giusto, Harry Hsieh, Attila Jurecska, Luciano Lavagno et al.
    Pages 247-254
  8. Felice Balarin, Massimiliano Chiodo, Paolo Giusto, Harry Hsieh, Attila Jurecska, Luciano Lavagno et al.
    Pages 255-272
  9. Felice Balarin, Massimiliano Chiodo, Paolo Giusto, Harry Hsieh, Attila Jurecska, Luciano Lavagno et al.
    Pages 273-274
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 275-297

About this book

Introduction

Embedded systems are informally defined as a collection of programmable parts surrounded by ASICs and other standard components, that interact continuously with an environment through sensors and actuators. The programmable parts include micro-controllers and Digital Signal Processors (DSPs).
Embedded systems are often used in life-critical situations, where reliability and safety are more important criteria than performance. Today, embedded systems are designed with an ad hoc approach that is heavily based on earlier experience with similar products and on manual design. Use of higher-level languages such as C helps structure the design somewhat, but with increasing complexity it is not sufficient. Formal verification and automatic synthesis of implementations are the surest ways to guarantee safety.
Thus, the POLIS system which is a co-design environment for embedded systems is based on a formal model of computation.
POLIS was initiated in 1988 as a research project at the University of California at Berkeley and, over the years, grew into a full design methodology with a software system supporting it.
Hardware-Software Co-Design of Embedded Systems: The POLIS Approach is intended to give a complete overview of the POLIS system including its formal and algorithmic aspects.
Hardware-Software Co-Design of Embedded Systems: The POLIS Approach will be of interest to embedded system designers (automotive electronics, consumer electronics and telecommunications), micro-controller designers, CAD developers and students.

Keywords

Consumer Electronics Hardware Sensor Software algorithms communication complexity computer-aided design (CAD) digital signal processor electronics embedded systems integrated circuit model system telecommunications

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Hardware-Software Co-Design of Embedded Systems
  • Book Subtitle The POLIS Approach
  • Authors F. Balarin
    Paolo Giusto
    Attila Jurecska
    Claudio Passerone
    Ellen Sentovich
    Bassam Tabbara
    M. Chiodo
    Harry Hsieh
    Luciano Lavagno
    Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
    Kei Suzuki
  • Series Title The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6127-9
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-9936-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7808-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-6127-9
  • Series ISSN 0893-3405
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 297
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Circuits and Systems
    Electrical Engineering
    Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design
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