Dynamic reconfigurability in embedded systems design

Contact person: Marco D. Santambrogio

Reconfigurable devices are widely adopted, in particular in prototyping embedded systems, since they reduce significantly the time of design. The technological advances of the reconfigurable platforms both in terms of available functionalities and performance, have shown the potential to become the implementation platform for a number of systems requiring configurability and flexibility at run-time. To enable the exploitation of dynamic reconfigurability a key point is to make the designers able to model and validate reconfigurable systems, and to assist them in the evaluation of different target reconfigurable architectures. In this research, the most important problems addressed were the modeling of reconfigurability in embedded systems at a high level of abstraction, the subsequent synthesis on reconfigurable devices, the definition of feasible architectures for the effective exploitation of the reconfigurable hardware capabilities, also taking into account the virtualisation possibilities offered by an operating system.

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[bibtex cite=SRM09.GLSVLSI]
[bibtex cite=CFMRSS2009.GLSVLSI]