Tuesday, September 16, 2008


New lecturer starting on system on chip design and reuse, models of computation (Argos), discrete event systems. Lots of reading about papers.

0.13 micron technology allows complex systems to be designed on a single chip. IP reuse to meet productivity gap. Using CAD tools for design. Usually two buses: system and peripheral.

Platform based design
Platform is fixed.
Component based design
IPs are selected and glued together.
System-level design
Transform a high level specification to low level specification.

So how do we choose the IP from a library? Do forced simulation or supervisory control.

Model IP as a plant you want to control so that the output will match the required behavior. The adaptor introduced forces transitions which result in a tau action of the system.

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