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Volume 3 |Article ID 028167 | https://doi.org/10.1155/1995/28167

Tarek Ben Ismail, Kevin O'Brien, Ahmed Jerraya, "PARTIF: Interactive System-level Partitioning", VLSI Design, vol. 3, Article ID 028167, 13 pages, 1995. https://doi.org/10.1155/1995/28167

PARTIF: Interactive System-level Partitioning


This paper presents a methodology and a tool box for system-level partitioning in the behavioral domain. The methodology is based on an extended finite state machine model. Partitioning is achieved interactively through the application of five system-level transformation primitives: MOVE, MERGE, SPLIT, CUT and MAP. This scheme allows an interactive exploration of the solution space. The result of the partitioning is a set of interconnected and heterogeneous sub-systems. The partitioning tool box which has been developed is named PARTIE PARTIF includes an evaluation feedback loop that helps the designer estimate the quality of the design.

Copyright © 1995 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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