This paper presents a novel hardware resource allocation technique for hardware/software partitioning. It allocates hardware resources to the hardware data-path using information such as data-dependencies between operations in the application, and profiling information. The algorithm is useful as a designer's/design tool's aid to generate good hardware allocations for use in hardware/software partitioning. The algorithm has been implemented in a tool under the LYCOS system. The results show that the allocations produced by the algorithm come close to the best allocations obtained by exhaustive search.
|Title of host publication||Design, Automation and Test in Europe, 1998., Proceedings|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society Press|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|Event||1998 Design, Automation and Test in Europe - Paris, France|
Duration: 23 Feb 1998 → 26 Feb 1998
|Conference||1998 Design, Automation and Test in Europe|
|Period||23/02/1998 → 26/02/1998|