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TitleAn evolutionary approach to the use of Petri net based models: from parallel controllers to HW/SW co-design
Author(s)Machado, Ricardo J.
Fernandes, João M.
Esteves, António
Santos, Henrique
KeywordsPetri nets
Hardware design
Reconfigurable architecture
HW/SW Co-Design
Issue date1998
Abstract(s)The main purpose of this article is to present how Petri Nets (PNs) have been used for hardware design at our research laboratory. We describe the use of PN models to specify synchronous parallel controllers and how PN speci cations can be extended to include the behavioural description of the data path, by using object-oriented concepts. Some hierarchical mechanisms which deal with the speci cation of complex digital systems are highlighted. It is described a design flow that includes, among others, the automatic generation of VHDL code to synthesize the control unit of the system. The use of PNs as part of a multiple-view model within an object-oriented methodology for hardware/software codesign is debated. The EDgAR-2 platform is considered as the recon gurable target architecture for implementing the systems and its main characteristics are shown.
TypeConference paper
Description"A workshop within the 19th International Conference on Applications and Theory of Petri Nets - ICATPN’1998"
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:CAlg - Artigos em livros de atas/Papers in proceedings

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