Design Technology for Heterogeneous Embedded Systems

  • Gabriela Nicolescu
  • Ian O'Connor
  • Christian Piguet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. G. Nicolescu, I. O’Connor, C. Piguet
    Pages 1-10
  3. Methods, Models and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Yves Vanderperren, Wolfgang Mueller, Da He, Fabian Mischkalla, Wim Dehaene
      Pages 13-39
    3. Yves Leduc, Nathalie Messina
      Pages 41-61
    4. Pascal Benoit, Gilles Sassatelli, Philippe Maurine, Lionel Torres, Nadine Azemard, Michel Robert et al.
      Pages 63-89
    5. Frédéric Pétrot, Patrice Gerin, Mian Muhammad Hamayun
      Pages 91-113
    6. Jean-Luc Dekeyser, Abdoulaye Gamatié, Samy Meftali, Imran Rafiq Quadri
      Pages 115-136
    7. Alain Fourmigue, Bruno Girodias, Luiza Gheorghe, Gabriela Nicolescu, El Mostapha Aboulhamid
      Pages 137-156
    8. Dominique Borrione, Katell Morin-Allory, Yann Oddos
      Pages 157-176
    9. C. Piguet, J.-L. Nagel, V. Peiris, S. Gyger, D. Séverac, M. Morgan et al.
      Pages 177-196
    10. Youcef Bouchebaba, Pierre Paulin, Gabriela Nicolescu
      Pages 197-221
    11. Yannick Hervé, Arnaud Legendre
      Pages 223-253
    12. L. Labrak, I. O’Connor
      Pages 255-275
  4. Design Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. José L. Ayala, Arvind Sridhar, David Atienza, Yusuf Leblebici
      Pages 303-320
    3. Walid Lafi, Didier Lattard
      Pages 321-338
    4. Christophe Muller, Damien Deleruyelle, Olivier Ginez
      Pages 339-364
    5. Benoit Gosselin, Mohamad Sawan
      Pages 365-387
    6. Cyril Condemine, Jérôme Willemin, Guy Waltisperger, Jean-Frédéric Christmann
      Pages 389-409
    7. Cécile Belleudy, Sébastien Bilavarn
      Pages 411-435
    8. Bertrand Rousseau, Philippe Manet, Thibault Delavallée, Igor Loiselle, Jean-Didier Legat
      Pages 437-455
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 475-477

About this book


Designing technology to address the problem of heterogeneous embedded systems, while remaining compatible with standard “More Moore” flows, i.e. capable of handling simultaneously both silicon complexity and system complexity, represents one of the most important challenges facing the semiconductor industry today. While the micro-electronics industry has built its own specific design methods to focus mainly on the management of complexity through the establishment of abstraction levels, the emergence of device heterogeneity requires new approaches enabling the satisfactory design of physically heterogeneous embedded systems for the widespread deployment of such systems.

This book, compiled largely from a set of contributions from participants of past editions of the Winter School on Heterogeneous Embedded Systems Design Technology (FETCH), proposes a broad and holistic overview of design techniques used to tackle the various facets of heterogeneity in terms of technology and opportunities at the physical level, signal representations and different abstraction levels, architectures and components based on hardware and software, in all the main phases of design (modeling, validation with multiple models of computation, synthesis and optimization). It concentrates on the specific issues at the interfaces, and is divided into two main parts. The first part examines mainly theoretical issues and focuses on the modeling, validation and design techniques themselves. The second part illustrates the use of these methods in various design contexts at the forefront of new technology and architectural developments.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriela Nicolescu
    • 1
  • Ian O'Connor
    • 2
  • Christian Piguet
    • 3
  1. 1.Dpt. Génie Informatique & Génie LogicielEcole Polytechnique de MontrealMontrealCanada
  2. 2.CNRS UMR 5270, Lyon Institute of NanotechnologyEcole Centrale de LyonEcullyFrance
  3. 3.Integrated and Wireless Systems DivisionCtr. Suisse d'Electr. & Microtec. (CSEM)NeuchatelSwitzerland

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