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Open Source Modelling and Hardware Software Codesign of Embedded Systems

Objective

Europe has a strong leadership in the domains of intelligent communications, multimedia, and automotive systems. However, the exponential increase in complexity threatens the European competitiveness. Current challenges when designing mixed HW/SW embedded systems are (1) mastering the complexity of the integration between the HW and the SW parts, (2) shortening time-to-market, and (3) reducing design cost. Codesign is the next big step in the holistic ( design of embedded electronic systems; hence it is an essential enabling technology for solving these challenges. It formalizes the interface between the hardware and software parts, and improves the amount of re-use, by allowing one to design models that can be adapted to several different performance/power/cost requirements and to different interface protocols. OSMOSIS will develop a key component required to maintain and enforce the European competitiveness in the intelligent system domains: create an open-source codesign framework for top-down embedded system design. This goal is achieved by joining the numerous on-going efforts in industry and academia into a unified best-practice, industrial-quality framework that will enable an easier transition from research results to industrial exploitation. The OSMOSIS platform will enable experimentation with codesign algorithms, starting from languages such as SystemC and producing HW and SW implementations. The results of the project will have a significant impact on intelligent embedded systems design by promoting cost-efficient software and hardware integration and reducing software/hardware concurrent development time. The consortium mobilizes a significant European force that covers the whole chain of embedded systems design: three embedded system design companies and silicon platform providers an arising research and development centre one of the largest European R&D centres and one prominent academic institution.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Coordinator

ALGOSYSTEMS ANONIMI TECHNIKI EMPORIKI ETAIRIA PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMON KAI METROLOGIAS
Address
Leoforos Syggrou 206
17672 Kallithea
Greece

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Zervos (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 434 257

Participants (5)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 8 433
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Olivier Hatem (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 6 600
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manuela Sciandra (Dr.)
EREVNITIKO PANEPISTIMIAKO INSTITOUTO TILEPIKONONIAKON SYSTIMATON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 8 800
Address
Kounoupidiana Akrotirio Tuc Campus
73100 Chania

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ioannis Papaefstathiou (Prof.)
DUNVEGAN SYSTEMS Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 298 444
Address
Chetwood Avenue 15
L23 2UU Liverpool

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Douglas Henderson Bain Reid (Mr.)
Electronics Design Ltd
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 274 166
Address
Tuulemae 5
11411 Tallinn

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Girfanov (Mr.)