System Level Design of Reconfigurable Systems-on-Chip [electronic resource] / edited by Nikolaos S. Voros, Konstantinos Masselos.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2005Description: 231 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387261041Subject(s): Engineering | Software engineering | Computer science | Electronics | Systems engineering | Engineering | Circuits and Systems | Electronic and Computer Engineering | Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation | Programming Languages, Compilers, Interpreters | Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems | Special Purpose and Application-Based SystemsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.3815 LOC classification: TK7888.4Online resources: Click here to access online
to Reconfigurable Hardware -- Reconfigurable Hardware Exploitation in Wireless Multimedia Communications -- Reconfigurable Hardware Technologies -- Design Flow for Reconfigurable Systems-on-Chip -- SystemC Based Approach -- OCAPI-XL Based Approach -- MPEG-4 Video Decoder -- Prototyping of a HIPERLAN/2 Reconfigurable System-on-Chip -- WCDMA Detector.
System Level Design of Reconfigurable Systems-on-Chip provides insight in the challenges and difficulties encountered during the design of reconfigurable Systems-on-Chip (SoCs). Reconfiguration is becoming an important part of System-on-Chip design to cope with the increasing demands for simultaneous flexibility and computational power. The book focuses on system level design issues for reconfigurable SoCs, and provides information on reconfiguration aspects of complex SoCs and how they can be implemented in practice. It is divided in three parts. The first part provides background information and requirements on reconfigurable technologies and systems. The second one identifies existing methodological gaps, and introduces a design flow for developing reconfigurable Systems-on-Chip. The high level part of the design flow can be covered by two C++ based methodologies: one based on SystemC and one based on OCAPI-XL, both including appropriate extensions to handle reconfiguration issues. Finally, the third part of the book presents reconfigurable SoCs from the perspective of the designer, through three indicative case studies from the wireless and multimedia communication domain.