Methodology for Heterogeneous Systems Validation
The two anatomies presented in the previous chapters show that global validation of heterogeneous embedded systems requires very sophisticated execution models. These models include the execution of various components, the interpretation of the interconnects between the components as well as the adaptation of various execution models, abstractions, and communication protocols that are specific to the different components of the systems to be validated. This makes the design of these global execution models extremely challenging; it requires an increasing fraction of the overall design effort and represents a possible source of errors in this process.
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