Automatic Generation of Hardware/Software Interface with Product-Specific Debugging Tools

  • Jeong-Han Yun
  • Gunwoo Kim
  • Choonho Son
  • Taisook Han
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4096)


Software programmers want to manage pure software, not hardware-software entanglements. Unfortunately, traditional development methodologies cannot clearly separate hardware and software in embedded system development process. We propose a Hardware/software INterface GEnerator; we call it HINGE. After receiving device specifications including device usage rules for each device, HINGE automatically generates device API, device driver, and device controller for each device. In addition, HINGE equips device APIs to check the device usage rules at run-time. Consequently, HINGE gives support to not only fast prototyping but also device usage rule-debugging in embedded software.


Automatic Generation Gear Ratio Automatic Transmission Device Usage Device Driver 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeong-Han Yun
    • 1
  • Gunwoo Kim
    • 1
  • Choonho Son
    • 2
  • Taisook Han
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 
  2. 2.Network Technology LaboratoryKorea Telecom 

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