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hArtes Holistic Approach to Reconfigurable Real Time Embedded Systems

Objective

hArtes aims to lay the foundation for a new holistic (end-to-end) approach for complex real-time embedded system design, with the latest algorithm exploration tools and reconfigurable hardware technologies. The proposed approach will address, for the first time, optimal and rapid design of embedded systems from high-level descriptions, targeting a combination of embedded processors, digital signal processing and reconfigurable hardware. We will develop modular and scalable hardware platforms that can be reused and re-targeted by the tool chain to produce optimized real-time embedded products. The results will be evaluated using advanced audio and visual systems that support next-generation communication and entertainment facilities, such as immersive audio and mobile visual processing. Innovations of our approach include: (a) support for both diagrammatic and textual formats in algorithm description and exploration, (b) a framework that allows novel algorithms for design space exploration, which aims to automate design partitioning, task transformation, choice of data representation, and metric evaluation for both hardware and software components, (c) a system synthesis tool producing near-optimal implementations that best exploits the capability of each type of processing element; for instance, dynamic reconfigurability of hardware can be exploited to support function upgrade or adaptation to operating conditions. From the application point of view, the complexity of future mobile devices is becoming too big to design monolithic processing platforms. This is where the hArtes approach with reconfigurable heterogeneous system becomes vital.

Coordinator

ATMEL ROMA SRL

Address

Via Vito Giuseppe Galati, 87-91
00155 Roma

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 497 105

Administrative Contact

Piergiovanni BAZZANA (dott)

Participants (14)

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FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 230 071

THOMSON R & D FRANCE SNC

France

EU Contribution

€ 590 525

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 187 000

UNIVERSITE D'AVIGNON ET DES PAYS DE VAUCLUSE

France

EU Contribution

€ 223 000

THALES COMMUNICATIONS SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 784 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 355 000

SEGULA TECHNOLOGIES ITALIA S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 220 298

LEAFF ENGINEERING SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 138 000

POLITECNICO DI BARI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 185 001

FAITAL S.P.A. FABBRICA ITALIANA ALTOPARLANTI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 506 000

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 619 000

UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 634 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 325 000

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 764 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 035143

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    28 February 2010

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 029 575

  • EU contribution

    € 10 150 000

Coordinated by:

ATMEL ROMA SRL

Italy