Automated Software Generation and Hardware Coprocessor Synthesis for Data-Adaptable Reconfigurable Systems
|Title||Automated Software Generation and Hardware Coprocessor Synthesis for Data-Adaptable Reconfigurable Systems|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Milakovich, A, Gopinath, V, Lysecky, R, Sprinkle, J|
|Conference Name||Engineering of Computer Based Systems (ECBS), 2012 IEEE 19th International Conference and Workshops on|
|Keywords||Data adaptability, hardware/software codesign, model-based design|
We present an overview of a data-adaptable reconfigurable embedded systems design methodology. The paper presents a novel paradigm for hardware/software code sign and reconfigurable computing driven by data-adaptability. The data-adaptable approach allows designers to directly model the data configurability of the target application, thereby enabling a solution that permits dynamic reconfiguration based on the data profile of the incoming data stream. This approach permits low-power, small form-factor hardware implementations of algorithms that might otherwise consume significant resources, or perhaps exceed the available space of the reconfigurable hardware.