Function/Architecture Optimization and Co-Design of Embedded Systems

  • Bassam Tabbara
  • Abdallah Tabbara
  • Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction and Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bassam Tabbara, Abdallah Tabbara, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
      Pages 3-10
    3. Bassam Tabbara, Abdallah Tabbara, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
      Pages 11-25
  3. Function / Architecture Optimization and Co-design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Bassam Tabbara, Abdallah Tabbara, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
      Pages 29-48
    3. Bassam Tabbara, Abdallah Tabbara, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
      Pages 49-83
    4. Bassam Tabbara, Abdallah Tabbara, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
      Pages 85-120
    5. Bassam Tabbara, Abdallah Tabbara, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
      Pages 121-145
    6. Bassam Tabbara, Abdallah Tabbara, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
      Pages 147-174
  4. Overall Co-design Flow, Results, Conclusions, and the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Bassam Tabbara, Abdallah Tabbara, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
      Pages 177-188
    3. Bassam Tabbara, Abdallah Tabbara, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
      Pages 189-210
    4. Bassam Tabbara, Abdallah Tabbara, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
      Pages 211-215
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-248

About this book

Introduction

Function Architecture Co-Design is a new paradigm for the design and implementation of embedded systems. Function/Architecture Optimization and Co-Design of Embedded Systems presents the authors' work in developing a function/architecture optimization and co-design formal methodology and framework for control-dominated embedded systems. The approach incorporates both data flow and control optimizations performed on a suitable novel intermediate design task representation. The aim is not only to enhance productivity of the designer and system developer, but also to improve quality of the final synthesis outcome.
Function/Architecture Optimization and Co-Design of Embedded Systems discusses the proposed function/architecture co-design methodology, focusing on design representation, optimization, validation, and synthesis. Throughout the text, the difference between behavior specification and implementation is emphasized. The current need in co-design to move from synthesis-based technology to compiler-based technology is pointed out. The authors describe and show how performing data flow and control optimizations at the high abstraction level can lead to significant size and performance improvements in both the synthesized hardware and software. The work builds on bodies of research in the silicon and software compilation domains. The aforementioned techniques are specialized to the embedded systems domain. It is recognized that guided optimization can be applied on the internal design representation, no matter what the abstraction level, and need not be restricted to the final stages of software assembly code generation, or hardware synthesis.
Function/Architecture Optimization and Co-Design of Embedded Systems will be of primary interest to researchers, developers, and professionals in the field of embedded systems design.

Keywords

Hardware architecture embedded systems formal method optimization software system tables

Authors and affiliations

  • Bassam Tabbara
    • 1
  • Abdallah Tabbara
    • 2
  • Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Novas Software, Inc.San JoseUSA
  2. 2.University of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4359-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6959-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4359-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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