Smart Chips for Smart Surroundings -- 4S

Eberhard Schuler, Ralf König, Jürgen Becker, G.K. Rauwerda, M.D. van de Burgwal, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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Abstract

The overall mission of the 4S project (Smart Chips for Smart Surroundings) was to define and develop efficient flexible, reconfigurable core building blocks, including the supporting tools, for future Ambient System Devices. Reconfigurability offers the needed flexibility and adaptability, it provides the efficiency needed for these systems, it enables systems that can adapt to rapidly changing environmental conditions, it enables communication over heterogeneous wireless networks, and it reduces risks: reconfigurable systems can adapt to standards that may vary from place to place or standards that have changed during and after product development. In 4S we focused on heterogeneous building blocks such as analogue, hardwired functions, fine and coarse grain reconfigurable tiles and microprocessors. Such a platform can adapt to a wide application space without the need for specialized ASICs. A novel power aware design flow and runtime system was developed. The runtime system decides dynamically about the near-optimal application mapping to the given hardware platform. The overall concept was verified on hardware platforms based on an existing SoC and in a second step with novel silicon. DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) and MPEG4 Video applications have been implemented on the platforms demonstrating the adaptability of the 4S concept.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationReconfigurable Computing: From Fpgas to Hardware/Software Codesign
EditorsJoão M.P. Cardoso, Michael Hübner
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer
Pages117-148
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)978-1-46140-060-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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PublisherSpringer Verlag

Keywords

  • IR-78380
  • EWI-20429
  • METIS-281527

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Schuler, E., König, R., Becker, J., Rauwerda, G. K., van de Burgwal, M. D., & Smit, G. J. M. (2011). Smart Chips for Smart Surroundings -- 4S. In J. M. P. Cardoso, & M. Hübner (Eds.), Reconfigurable Computing: From Fpgas to Hardware/Software Codesign (pp. 117-148). London: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0061-5_6
Schuler, Eberhard ; König, Ralf ; Becker, Jürgen ; Rauwerda, G.K. ; van de Burgwal, M.D. ; Smit, Gerardus Johannes Maria. / Smart Chips for Smart Surroundings -- 4S. Reconfigurable Computing: From Fpgas to Hardware/Software Codesign. editor / João M.P. Cardoso ; Michael Hübner. London : Springer, 2011. pp. 117-148
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Smart Chips for Smart Surroundings -- 4S. / Schuler, Eberhard; König, Ralf; Becker, Jürgen; Rauwerda, G.K.; van de Burgwal, M.D.; Smit, Gerardus Johannes Maria.

Reconfigurable Computing: From Fpgas to Hardware/Software Codesign. ed. / João M.P. Cardoso; Michael Hübner. London : Springer, 2011. p. 117-148.

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Schuler E, König R, Becker J, Rauwerda GK, van de Burgwal MD, Smit GJM. Smart Chips for Smart Surroundings -- 4S. In Cardoso JMP, Hübner M, editors, Reconfigurable Computing: From Fpgas to Hardware/Software Codesign. London: Springer. 2011. p. 117-148 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0061-5_6