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System-Platforms-Based SystemC TLM Design of Image Processing Chains for Embedded Applications

EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems20072007:071043

  • Received: 18 October 2006
  • Accepted: 3 May 2007
  • Published:


Intelligent vehicle design is a complex task which requires multidomains modeling and abstraction. Transaction-level modeling (TLM) and component-based software development approaches accelerate the process of an embedded system design and simulation and hence improve the overall productivity. On the other hand, system-level design languages facilitate the fast hardware synthesis at behavioral level of abstraction. In this paper, we introduce an approach for hardware/software codesign of image processing applications targeted towards intelligent vehicle that uses platform-based SystemC TLM and component-based software design approaches along with HW synthesis using SystemC to accelerate system design and verification process. Our experiments show the effectiveness of our methodology.


  • Embed System
  • Processing Chain
  • Behavioral Level
  • Verification Process
  • Design Language

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Authors’ Affiliations

EECS Department, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees, 32 Boulevard Victor, Paris, 75739, France
Axis Department, University of Paris Sud, Orsay, 91405, France


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