Targeting reconfigurable FPGA based SoCs using the UML MARTE profile: from high abstraction levels to code generation

Imran Rafiq Quadri, Huafeng Yu, Abdoulaye Gamatie, Eric Rutten, Samy Meftali, Jean Luc Dekeyser
2010 International Journal of Embedded Systems  
As SoC design complexity is escalating to new heights, there is a critical need to find adequate approaches and tools for handling SoC co-design aspects. Additionally, modern reconfigurable SoCs offer advantages over classical SoCs as they integrate adaptivity features to cope with mutable design requirements and environment needs. This paper presents a novel approach for addressing system adaptivity and reconfigurability. A generic model of reactive control is presented in a SoC co-design
more » ... work: Gaspard2. Afterwards, control integration at different levels of the framework is illustrated for both functional specification and FPGA synthesis. The presented works are based on Model-Driven Engineering and the UML MARTE profile proposed by Object Management Group, for modeling and analysis of real-time embedded systems. Our contributions thus relate to presenting a complete design flow to move from high level MARTE models to automatic code generation, for implementation of dynamically reconfigurable SoCs.
doi:10.1504/ijes.2010.039025 fatcat:rd4ipbnuwzdapbfsfmlomjovky