182.128 Hardware-Software Codesign
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2011S, LU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: LU Laboratory Exercise

Aim of course

practical application of the knowledge gained in the lecture experiences in design, operation and optimization of a combined HW/SW system

Subject of course

solution of a practical exercise from the area of HW-SW codesign (in groups) design, optimization and operation of a complete system comprising processor, custom-designed HW module (FPGA based), software (including drivers) Didactic concept: The desired functionality is specified through a given SW-only solution, which, however, has insufficient performance. The task is to identify the bottlenecks by means of suitable analyses and to systematically eliminate them. For this purpose it is necessary to move well selected functions to hardware, and develop and integrate respective hardware modules (a suitable programmable hardware target platform is provided along with a development environment). Possible optimization criteria are discussed in the associated lecture and are indicated beforehand. The task is assigned to small teams. In the end the individual results of the teams are compared and discussed.

Additional information

The course introduction takes place on April 7, 2011, 12:00 c.t. in lecture room EI8.



Course dates

Thu12:00 - 14:0007.04.2011 Introduction

Examination modalities

practical; Presentation of the developed solution plus explanation of the rationale, questions about the design.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.03.2011 00:00 07.04.2011 23:59

Registration modalities

Ort: Homepage des Institutes (http://ti.tuwien.ac.at/myTI)


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 938 Computer Engineering Mandatory elective


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