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.
Basics of system simulation and design.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Lecture notes in e-format
De Micheli, G., Rolf, E., Wolf, W.: Readings in Hardware/Software Co-design, Morgan Kaufmann; 1st edition, 2001, 697 p., ISBN: 1558607021.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
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
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, elective
branch MIN , any year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional
branch MMM , any year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective
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
39 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
- 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.