Title:

Hardware/Software Codesign

Code:HSC
Ac.Year:2009/2010
Term:Winter
Study plans:
ProgramBranchYearDuty
IT-MSC-2MBI1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MBS1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MGM1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MGM.1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MIN1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MIN.1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MIS1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MIS.1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MMI1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MMM1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MPS1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MPV1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2MSK1stCompulsory
IT-MSC-2EITE1stCompulsory
Language:Czech
Credits:5
Completion:examination (written)
Type of
instruction:
Hour/semLecturesSem. ExercisesLab. exercisesComp. exercisesOther
Hours:3900013
 ExaminationTestsExercisesLaboratoriesOther
Points:55200025
Guarantee:Fučík Otto, doc. Dr. Ing., DCSY
Lecturer:Fučík Otto, doc. Dr. Ing., DCSY
Instructor:Kořenek Jan, Ing., Ph.D., DCSY
Zemčík Pavel, prof. Dr. Ing., DCGM
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Computer Systems FIT BUT
 
Learning objectives:
To give the students the knowledge of hardware/software computing systems co-design techniques including behavioral modeling of both hardware and software components as well as their interaction, partitioning algorithms, analyzing and profiling techniques, simulation, synthesis, and verification of designed systems.
Description:
System-level aspects of computing systems design. Constrained and optimized HW/SW system design. Behavioral description. Models and implementation of basic HW and SW components and their interface. HW and SW components synthesis. Mapping of behavioral description onto components. Components interface synthesis. Scheduling of access to shared components. Techniques for prediction and analysis of constrained and optimized design. Partitioning algorithms and tools. Hardware synthesis and code generation. Verification. HW/SW computing architectures. Integrated HW/SW development systems. Optimized HW/SW systems case studies.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
Basics of system simulation and design.
Subject specific learning outcomes and competences:
The students understand the theory and techniques of an automated hardware/software co-design of constrained computating systems.
Generic learning outcomes and competences:
Theoretical background for analyzis and design of HW/SW systems.
Syllabus of lectures:
  1. System-level aspects of computing systems design.
  2. Constrained and optimized HW/SW system design.
  3. Behavioral description.
  4. Models and implementation of basic HW and SW components and their interface.
  5. HW and SW components synthesis.
  6. Mapping of behavioral description onto components.
  7. Components interface synthesis.
  8. Scheduling of access to shared components.
  9. Techniques for prediction and analysis of constrained and optimized design.
  10. Partitioning algorithms and tools.
  11. Hardware synthesis and code generation. Verification.
  12. HW/SW computing architectures. Integrated HW/SW development systems.
  13. Optimized HW/SW systems case studies.
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
Individual thirteen-hour project.
Fundamental literature:
De Micheli, G., Rolf, E., Wolf, W.: Readings in Hardware/Software Co-design, Morgan Kaufmann; 1st edition, 2001, 697 p., ISBN: 1558607021.
Study literature:
  1. Lecture notes in e-format
Controlled instruction:
The knowledge of students is examined by the mid-exam (20 points), the project (25 pints) and by the final exam. The final exam enrollment is conditioned by obtaining of min. 5 points from the project. The minimal number of points, which can be obtained from the final exam, is 25 (of 55 points). Otherwise, no points will be assigned to a student. Plagiarism and not allowed cooperation will cause that involved students are not classified and disciplinary action can be initiated.
Progress assessment:
  • Project (25 points)
  • Mid exam (20 points)
  • Final exam (55 points)