Hardware/Software Codesign

IT-MSC-2MBI-Compulsory-Elective - group C
IT-MSC-2MBS1stCompulsory-Elective - group C
IT-MSC-2MIN-Compulsory-Elective - group I
IT-MSC-2MMI-Compulsory-Elective - group C
Language of Instruction:Czech
Completion:credit+exam (written)
Type of
Guarantor:Fučík Otto, doc. Dr. Ing. (DCSY)
Lecturer:Fučík Otto, doc. Dr. Ing. (DCSY)
Martínek Tomáš, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)
Instructor:Kekely Lukáš, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)
Kekely Michal, Ing. (DCSY)
Kořenek Jan, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)
Martínek Tomáš, Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Computer Systems FIT BUT
Learning objectives:
  The aim of the course is to gain knowledge and skills in HW/SW co-design of computing systems. The students will also learn about models of hardware and software component behavior and mutual interaction, hardware and software partitioning algorithms and techniques and assessment of the quality, and the final system synthesis and optimization according to various criteria.
  The course focuses on aspects of system level design. Implementation of HW/SW systems optimized according to various criteria. Behavioural and structural HW/SW system description. Basic hardware and software components and interface models. Hardware and software components synthesis. Assignment of behavioural description to given components. Design of interfaces between HW/SW components. Planning access to distributed components. Prediction and design analysis techniques regarding given constrains. HW/SW partitioning algorithms and tools. Heterogeneous computation architectures and platforms. Integrated design tools. Case studies of optimized HW/SW systems.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  Basics of system simulation and design.
Subject specific learning outcomes and competencies:
  Students will gain knowledge and skill in theory and techniques of automatized HW/SW co-design of computation systems optimized according to various criteria.
Generic learning outcomes and competencies:
  Theoretical background for analysis and design of HW/SW systems.
Syllabus of lectures:
  • System-level design methodology for embedded systems.
  • Heterogeneous computation structures, architectures and platforms.
  • Behavioral and structural HW/SW system description.
  • System-level synthesis - allocation, binding and scheduling.
  • HW structures synthesis and optimization.
  • CAD tools for HW/SW codesign.
  • Languages for HW/SW system description.
  • Design estimation and analysis techniques.
  • Low-power design techniques.
  • Models of computation.
  • Inter-component interfaces and communication.
  • Partitioning algorithms and tools.
  • System-level optimization.
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 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)
Exam prerequisites:
  For receiving the credit and thus for entering the exam, students have to obtain at least five points from the project. Plagiarism and not allowed cooperation will cause that involved students are not classified and disciplinary action may be initiated.

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