05870588 is referenced by 176 patents and cites 6 patents.

A hardware and software co-design environment and design methodology based on a data-model that allows one to specify, simulate, and synthesize heterogeneous hardware and software architectures from a heterogeneous specification. The environment and methodology of the invention allow for the interactive synthesis of hardware and software interfaces. The environment defines primitive objects to represent a specification of an essentially digital system. The primitive objects are defined by describing the specification of the system in one or more processes, each process representing a functional aspect of the system. Further, each of the processes have ports which are connected to ports of other processes with a channel. The ports structure communication between the processes.

Title
Design environment and a design method for hardware/software co-design
Application Number
8/735681
Publication Number
5870588
Application Date
October 23, 1996
Publication Date
February 9, 1999
Inventor
Hugo De Man
Leuven
BE
Ivo Bolsens
Schoten
BE
Bill Lin
Leuven
BE
Jan Vanhoof
Wijmaal
BE
Diederik Verkest
Kapellen
BE
Karl Van Rompaey
Heist-ap-den-Berg
BE
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Interuniversitair Micro Elektronica Centrum
BE
IPC
G06F 17/50
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