By Patrick R. Schaumont
This ebook presents a scientific creation to the subject of Hardware-Software Codesign. the cloth emphasizes the elemental principles, and the sensible features of Hardware-Software Codesign. The e-book built from a direction concerning Hardware-Software Codesign, geared up by means of the writer at Virginia Tech. it's separated into 4 differenct sections; easy strategies, customized Architectures, Hardware/Software Interfaces, and purposes. the writer covers many innovations together with many of the varieties of expressing computations, sequential and parallel implementations, control-flow and data-flow, regulate dependency and information dependency, latency and throughput in addition to the structure layout area of info paths, finite country machines, micro-programmed machines, instruction-set processors, system-on-chip, and on-chip buses. the cloth additionally contains the various types of hardware/software interfaces, their influence on functionality, expense, and software program complexity. The e-book includes details on hardware/software integration of elements on best of hardware/software interfaces in addition to layout technique and layout flows for hardware-software codesign together with functionality assessment, verification and synthesis of and software program implementations. difficulties are incorporated on the finish of every bankruptcy and a suggestions handbook may be to be had for teachers.
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Software as well as hardware have a very different meaning depending on the platform. In the case of a RISC processor, software is written in C, while the hardware is a general-purpose processor. In the case of a FPGA, software is written in a HDL. When the FPGA contains a soft-core processor, as discussed above, we will also write additional platform software in C. A DSP uses a combination of C and assembly code for software. The hardware is a specalized processor architecture, adapted to signal processing operations.
We will scale down the voltage/clock of the parallel system such that the scaled-down parallel system has the same performance as the original, single-ARM sequential system. , find the power-savings factor of the parallel system). You only need to consider dynamic power consumption. Recall that Dynamic Power Consumption is proportional to voltage and clock frequency. 4. Describe a possible implementation for each of the following C statements in hardware. You can assume that all variables are integers and that each of them is stored in a register.
C programs for example are sequential, and so are typical instruction-set architectures. Surprisingly, even algorithms that seem sequential at first can be executed (and specified) in a parallel fashion. The following examples are discussed by Hillis and Steele. They describe the ‘Connection Machine’ (CM), a massively parallel processor. The CM contains a network of processors, each with their own local memory, and each processor in the network is connected to each other processor. The original CM machine contained 65536 processors, each of them with 4Kbits of local memory.