System-On-Chip Design and Communication in Embedded Wired High-Density Sensor Networks: A Contribution from Behavioural High-Level-Synthesis and Functional Printing
In Proceeding of European Materials Research Society Sprint Meeting Conference, (EMRS-10), 07.6.-11.6.2010, Strasbourg, o.A., Jun/2010.
Today there is an increasing demand for miniaturized sensors embedded in sensorial materials, built from high-density sensor networks consisting of identical nodes. Each node provides some kind of sensor, electronics, data processing, and communication. High integration and miniaturization down to MEMS requires enhanced System-On-Chip (SoC) design and dedicated communication methodologies. We provide a design methodology for efficient and resource-aware SoC design using behavioural high-level-synthesis based on an imperative multi-process programming model and interprocess communication targeting both FPGA and ASIC technologies.