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A model of domain-polymorph component for heterogeneous system design

Frédéric Boulanger


Heterogeneous systems mix different technical domains such as signal processing, analog and digital electronics, software, telecommunication protocols, etc. Heterogeneous systems are composed of subsystems that are designed using different models of computation (MoC). These MoCs are the laws that govern the interactions of the components of a subsystem. The design of heterogeneous systems includes the design of each part of the system according to its specific MoC, and the connection of the parts in order to build the model representing the system. Indeed, this model allows the MoCs that govern different parts of system to coexist and interact. To be able to use a component which is specified according to a given MoC, under other, different MoCs, we can use either a hierarchical or a non-hierarchical approach, or we can build domain-specific components (DSC). However, these solutions present several disadvantages. This paper presents a new model of component, called domain-polymorph component (DPC). Such a component is atomic and is able to execute its core behavior, specified under a given MoC, under different host MoCs. This approach is not a competitor to the approaches above but is complementary.
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hal-00340670 , version 1 (21-11-2008)


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Mohamed Feredj, Frédéric Boulanger, Aimé Mokhoo Mbobi. A model of domain-polymorph component for heterogeneous system design. Journal of Systems and Software, 2009, 82, pp. 112-120. ⟨hal-00340670⟩
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