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Rapid System Prototyping, IEEE International Workshop on (2007)
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
May 28, 2007 to May 30, 2007
ISSN: 1074-6005
ISBN: 0-7695-2834-1
pp: 17-26
F. Rincon , University of Castilla-La Mancha
J. Barba , University of Castilla-La Mancha
F. Moya , University of Castilla-La Mancha
F.J. Villanueva , University of Castilla-La Mancha
D. Villa , University of Castilla-La Mancha
J. Dondo , University of Castilla-La Mancha
J.C. Lopez , University of Castilla-La Mancha
System-On-Chip (SoC) architectures are called to be the platform for an ever increasing number of interactive applications. One of the most timeconsuming tasks is to define communication interfaces between the different components through a number of scattered heterogeneous processing nodes. That is not only a complex task, but also very specific to a certain implementation, which may limit the flexibility of the system, and makes the solutions difficult to reuse. In this paper, we describe how the distributed systems paradigm can be extended to provide a unified abstraction for both hardware and software components. Moreover, based on that abstraction, we define a low-overhead system-wide communication architecture that offers communication transparency between all kinds of components. Since the architecture is highly compatible with standard distributed object software systems, it also allows seamless interaction with any other kind of external network.

J. Barba et al., "Unified Inter-Communication Architecture for Systems-on-Chip," 18th IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on Rapid System Prototyping, RSP 2007(RSP), Porto Alegre, 2007, pp. 17-26.
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