Accession Number:

ADA415637

Title:

DEFACTO: A Design Environment for Adaptive Computing Technology

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 1998-Jun 2002

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This report describes the activities of the DEFACTO project, a Design Environment for Adaptive Computing Technology funded under the DARPA Adaptive Computing Systems and Just-In-Time-Hardware programs. The goal of DEFACTO is to derive system-level implementations of mappings to FPGA-based systems, from a high-level algorithmic description in standard C. We have demonstrated synthesis time reductions to 100-10000X with the automated design space exploration algorithm. The current reduction in design time, including human effort, has been approximately 40-60X for two case studies, SLD from Sandia ATR and Sobel edge detection. We have demonstrated end-to-end mapping on the Annapolis Wildstar board for both examples, with no minimal intervention, at DarpaTech on 31 July 2002.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE