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Hardware/Software Embedded System Specification and Design Using Ada and VHDL1

  • Adrian López
  • Maite Veiga
  • Eugenio Villar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1622)

Abstract

System specification is one of the main tasks in any HW/SW codesign methodology. Many languages are being used based on different underlying models. None of them has been developed specifically for general purpose, real-time, HW/SW embedded system specification and design. In this paper, Ada [1] is proposed for the specification of complex, real-time, embedded systems containing functions to be implemented either in hardware or software. Its suitability for this kind of application will be analyzed and its role in a complete HW-SW co-design methodology will be described. The codesign methodology proposed is based on the interrelated use of both Ada and VHDL. Both are standard languages with a very similar syntax, based on the same programming concepts.

Keywords

Embed System System Specification Hardware Description Language Protected Object VHDL Code 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian López
    • 1
  • Maite Veiga
    • 1
  • Eugenio Villar
    • 1
  1. 1.Microelectronics Engineering Group, TEISA DepartmentUniversity of CantabriaSantanderSpain

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