Design flow for HW / SW acceleration transparency in the ThumbPod secure embedded system

David Hwang*, Bo-Cheng Lai, Patrick Schaumont, Kazuo Sakiyama, Yi Fan, Shenglin Yang, Alireza Hodjat, Ingrid Verbauwhede

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Abstract

This paper describes a case study and design flow of a secure embedded system called ThumbPod, which uses cryptographic and biometric signal processing acceleration. It presents the concept of HW/SW acceleration transparency, a systematic method to accelerate Java functions in both software and hardware. An example of acceleration transparency for a Rijndael encryption function is presented. The embedded prototype hardware platform is also described. Acceleration transparency yields software and hardware performance gains of 333X.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-65
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - Design Automation Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Aug 2003
EventProceedings of the 40th Design Automation Conference - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2 Jun 20036 Jun 2003

Keywords

  • Design
  • Experimentation
  • Performance

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