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Hardware-Software Co-Design of Embedded Systems

The POLIS Approach

  • Authors
  • Felice Balarin
  • Massimiliano Chiodo
  • Paolo Giusto
  • Harry Hsieh
  • Attila Jurecska
  • Luciano Lavagno
  • Claudio Passerone
  • Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
  • Ellen Sentovich
  • Kei Suzuki
  • Bassam Tabbara

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

  • 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
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7808-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6127-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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