The short paper titled “The Shining embedded system design methodology based on self dynamic reconfigurable architectures”, authored by Marco D. Santambrogio, Carlo A. Curino, Vincenzo Rana, Francesco Redaelli and Donatella Sciuto will be presented at ASP-DAC 2008.
Complex design, targeting System-on-Chip based on reconfigurable architectures, still lacks a generalized methodology allowing both the automatic derivation of a complete system solution able to fit into the final device, and mixed hardware-software solutions, exploiting partial reconfiguration capabilities. The Shining methodology organizes the input specification of a complex System-on-Chip design into three different components: hardware, reconfigurable hardware and software, each handled by dedicated sub-flows. A communication model guarantees reliable and seamless interfacing of the various components. The developed system, stand-alone or OS-based, is architecture-independent. The Shining flow reduces the time for system development, easing the design of complex hardware/software reconfigurable applications.