Hardware/Software Co-design of Communication Protocols

Fischer, Stefan ; Wytrebowicz, Jacek ; Budkowski, Stan

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EURMIC.1996.546472
Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 1996
Book title: EUROMICRO 96, beyond 2000: hardware and software design strategies : proceedings of the 22st EUROMICRO Conference, September 2 - 5, 1996, Prague, Czech Republic
Page range: 476-483
Publisher: Milligan, Peter
Place of publication: Los Alamitos, Calif. [u.a.]
Publishing house: IEEE Computer Soc. Press
ISBN: 0-8186-7487-3
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Business Informatics and Mathematics > Praktische Informatik IV (Effelsberg -2017)
Subject: 004 Computer science, internet
Abstract: An important aspect in providing high performance distributed systems such as multimedia sys-tems is the combined use of hardware and software in the end systems. System design techniques should allow HW/SW (hardware/software) co-design to integrate both means of implementation. In this paper, we show how the standardized formal language Estelle can be used to facilitate co-design. The system to be developed will first be designed in Estelle. At the point in time of final decision on which parts to implement in software and which in hardware, the original specifica-tion will be split into several partial specifications. The software parts are translated into C code, while the hardware parts are translated into VHDL code for further analysis and development. We present a tool environment which supports the protocol developer in the design and implementa-tion process. An example shows the usefulness of the tool environment.

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