Issue No.01 - January/February (2000 vol.15)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/5254.820330
A key task in mixed hardware-software embedded systems design is partitioning the design functions into hardware and software implementable sets. Allocating a design function to a hardware or software module constrains the available implementations choices for other functions. We can model that hardware-software partitioning problem as a constraint satisfaction problem. The authors present an algorithm for solving the problem, evaluate the performances of different search control heuristics, and show two applications of the proposed approach to real-life designs.
Raj S. Mitra, Anupam Basu, "Hardware-Software Partitioning: A Case for Constraint Satisfaction", IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol.15, no. 1, pp. 54-63, January/February 2000, doi:10.1109/5254.820330