Course detail

Hardware/Software Codesign

FIT-HSCAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course
focuses on aspects of system level design. Implementation of HW/SW systems
optimized according to various criteria. Behavioural and structural HW/SW system
description. Basic hardware and software components and interface models.
Hardware and software components synthesis. Assignment of behavioural
description to given components. Design of interfaces between HW/SW components.
Planning access to distributed components. Prediction and design analysis
techniques regarding given constrains. HW/SW partitioning algorithms and tools.
Heterogeneous computation architectures and platforms. Integrated design tools.
Case studies of optimized HW/SW systems.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will gain knowledge and skill in theory and techniques of automatized HW/SW co-design of computation systems optimized according to various criteria.
Theoretical background for analysis and design of HW/SW systems.

Prerequisites

Basics of system simulation and design.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

  • Přednáškové materiály v elektronické formě

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

  • project (25 points)
  • mid exam (20 points)
  • final exam (55 points)

  • Exam prerequisites:
    For receiving the credit and thus for entering the exam, students have to obtain at least five points from the project. Plagiarism and not allowed cooperation will cause that involved students are not classified and disciplinary action may be initiated.

    Language of instruction

    Czech, English

    Work placements

    Not applicable.

    Course curriculum

      Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
      Individual thirteen-hour project.

    Aims

    The aim of the course is to gain knowledge and skills in HW/SW co-design of computing systems. The students will also learn about models of hardware and software component behavior and mutual interaction, hardware and software partitioning algorithms and techniques and assessment of the quality, and the final system synthesis and optimization according to various criteria.

    Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

    The knowledge of students is examined by the mid-exam (20 points), the project (25 pints) and by the final exam. The minimal number of points, which can be obtained from the final exam, is 25 (of 55 points). Otherwise, no points will be assigned to a student. Plagiarism and not allowed cooperation will cause that involved students are not classified and disciplinary action can be initiated.

    Classification of course in study plans

    • Programme IT-MGR-2 Master's

      branch MBI , any year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
      branch MIS , any year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional
      branch MIN , any year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
      branch MMM , any year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, optional
      branch MPV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
      branch MGM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
      branch MSK , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
      branch MBS , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

    Type of course unit

     

    Lecture

    39 hours, optionally

    Teacher / Lecturer

    Syllabus

    • System-level design methodology for embedded
      systems.
    • Heterogeneous computation structures, architectures
      and platforms.
    • Behavioral and structural HW/SW system
      description.
    • System-level synthesis - allocation, binding and
      scheduling.
    • HW structures synthesis and optimization.
    • CAD tools for HW/SW codesign.
    • Languages for HW/SW system description.
    • Design estimation and analysis techniques.
    • Low-power design techniques.
    • Models of computation.
    • Inter-component interfaces and communication.
    • Partitioning algorithms and tools.
    • System-level optimization.

    Project

    13 hours, compulsory

    Teacher / Lecturer

    Syllabus

    Individual thirteen-hour project.

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