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Flexible bench for architecture prototyping

Objective

To improve design confidence at a satisfactory level, the only practical method is Fast Prototyping, a technique based on using FPGA (Field Programmable Devices) for developing hardware models. However to be really effective two conditions should be met: 1)The hardware platform should be generic enough to be usable for a very wide class of applications, and be simultaneously a real time model. 2) The redesign of an ASIC implementation should reuse most of the already validated design steps, and should not require any significant manual intervention. The goal of this project is to develop an environment for design and rapid prototyping of complex digital applications that meets these conditions, and to make it as a product prototype, that can be further exploited on the market. To improve design confidence at a satisfactory level, the only practical method is Fast Prototyping, a technique based on using FPGA (Field Programmable Devices) for developing hardware models.

However to be really effective two conditions should be met:
1) The hardware platform should be generic enough to be usable for a very wide class of applications, and be simultaneously a real time model;
2) The redesign of an ASIC implementation should reuse most of the already validated design steps, and should not require any significant manual intervention. The goal of this project is to develop an environment for design and rapid prototyping of complex digital applications that meets these conditions, and to make it as a product prototype, that can be further exploited on the market.

Coordinator

ITALTEL S.P.A.

Address

Via Reiss Romoli - Localita Castelletto
20019 Settimo Milanese

Italy

Administrative Contact

Marco PAVESI

Participants (4)

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AREXSYS S.A.

France

FLEXTEL S.P.A.

Italy

MISTEL S.P.A. MICROINFORMATICA TELECOMUNICAZIONI

Italy

TEMENTO SYSTEMS

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: IST-1999-11136

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    31 January 2002

Funded under:

FP5-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 565 091

  • EU contribution

    € 2 782 544

Coordinated by:

ITALTEL S.P.A.

Italy