SpeAC: Specification based hardware/software design methodology for highly complex applications in automotive and communication

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An appropriate system design architecture is crucial to efficient implementation of complex algorithms found in advanced microelectronics of automotive and telecommunication applications. Making platform-based design an easier and faster task is therefore the next challenge for electronic system design automation (ESDA) tool developers. Raising the level of abstraction at which creative work is performed, is recognized as the most effective means for improving design efficiency. To achieve this goal, a well balanced consortium of automotive and communication companies is working together with EDA tool developers, research institutes, and small and medium sized enterprises. This initiative will combine two platform-based approaches: algorithm/architecture co-design and component-based design for heterogeneous systems.

Project coordination:

FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rosenstiel
fon: +49 721 9654-401
rosenstielatfzi [dot] de

Project management:

FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
Prof. Dr. Oliver Bringmann
fon: +49 721 9654-455
bringmannatfzi [dot] de

Project partners:

Research partners:

Funding initial:

BMBF F&E 01M3067
MEDEA+ A505

Runtime:

July 01, 2003 - June 30, 2005

Website:

http://speac.fzi.de

Project Information

Final Report
Project Flyer (DE)
NL 03 2005 (PN)
NL 02 2005 (PB)
NL 01 2005 (PN)
NL 04 2004 (PN)
NL 02 2004 (PN)
NL 01 2004 (PN)

Used Abbreviations

AbbreviationMeaning
PRProject Report
SPRShort Project Report
PNProject News
FPRFinal Project Report