The emergence of intellectual property components has caused a redefinition
of the field of embedded systems. Many modern embedded systems are defined
as multi-chip modules (MCMs) or System on a Chip (SoC) designs composed
of IP components from a variety of vendors. Engineers often spend a significant
portion of time reviewing IP components for suitability to their respective
embedded system design. This process considers a myriad of permutations
before the final components are selected. This task seeks to answer the
IP component attributes distinguish each from the other?
these attributes be specified in a general manner such that they may
be applied to a finite sized set of disparate IP components?
- Is there
a clear an unambiguous methodology to categorize IP components?
- Is it
possible to develop an automated tool that anneals over various categories
of IP components to yield an optimal composition set (OCS)?
goal is to provide valuable insight into the handling of IP components
from a variety of vendors by contributing a general means of IP component
classification and a methodology on the selection of the OCS for a specified
embedded system design.
objective of this project is to develop concepts to classify, describe,
characterize, and manage intellectual property components to aid design
engineers in the selection of an optimal IP component set for embedded