Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
Collaboration with INRIA Rhône Aples, Université de Bretagne Sud, Université de Bourgogne, SME SODIUS
FAMOUS project aims at introducing a complete methodology that takes the reconfigurability of the hardware as an essential design concept and proposes the necessary mechanisms to fully exploit those capabilities at runtime. The project covers research in system models, compile time and run time methods, and analysis and verification techniques. These tools will provide high-quality designs with improved designer productivity, while guaranteeing consistency with the initial requirements for adaptability and the final implementation. Thus FAMOUS is a research project with an immediate industrial impact. Actually, it will make reconfigurable systems design easier and faster. The obtained tool in this project is expected to be used by both companies designers and academic researchers, especially for modern applications system specific design as smart camera, image and video processing, FAMOUS tools will be based on well established standards in design community. In fact, modeling will start from very high abstraction level using an extended version of MARTE. Simulation and synthesizable models will be obtained by automatic model to model transformations, using MDE approach. These techniques will contribute to shorten drastically time-to-market. FAMOUS is a basic research project. In fact, most of partners are academic, and its main objective is to explore novel design methodologies and target modern embedded systems architectures. FAMOUS project is funded by french Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). It has also been labeled by Media & Network cluster in 2009. The involved resources reach 408 person-month, from five partners: the public research labs LIFL INRIA (Lille), LabSTICC (Lorient), INRIA Rhône-Alpes (Grenoble), LE2I University of Bourgogne (Dijon) and the SME company Sodius SAS (Nantes). It has started on December 2009, and it will last 48 months.