Innovation in the domain of reuse is driven by both the development of intellectual property (IP) components and accompanying standards for mix and match of these components within highly specialized design flows. The archiving and retrieving of IP blocks seems to be crucial since the level of quality is influenced by efficient and flexible query mechanisms. The innovation of the approach presented in the paper stems from providing an infrastructure for distributed and heterogeneous IP reuse databases based on CORBA mechanisms. The Reuse Management System (RMS) is now embedded into a CORBA environment that supports not only hardware but also software for hardware and software IP blocks and thus supports hardware/software co-design for system-on-chip (SOC) design.
H. Coors, N.M. Madrid, R. Seepold
1999 Fall VIUF Workshop (Cat. No.PR00465)