1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems

Research Article

Embedded System Protocol Design Flow based on SDL: From Specification to Hardware/Software Implementation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.2929,
        author={Daniel Dietterle},
        title={Embedded System Protocol Design Flow based on SDL: From Specification to Hardware/Software Implementation},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={SIMUTOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={SDL IEEE 802.15.3 protocol accelerator},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.2929}
    }
    
  • Daniel Dietterle
    Year: 2010
    Embedded System Protocol Design Flow based on SDL: From Specification to Hardware/Software Implementation
    SIMUTOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.2929
Daniel Dietterle1,*
  • 1: IHP microelectronics GmbH, Wireless Communication Systems, PO Box 1466, D-15204 Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.
*Contact email: dietterle@ihp-microelectronics.com

Abstract

SDL (Specification and Description Language) is popular for communication protocol design. SDL tools allow simulating and verifying SDL models. In this paper, we show how SDL models can be transformed into hardware/software implementations for embedded systems. Our design flow contains a lightweight operating system integration layer and a cosimulation framework that supports hardware/software partitioning. The design methodology has been applied to an implementation of the IEEE 802.15.3 MAC protocol. We present results from a prototypical system including a protocol accelerator.