European Design and Automation Association
In this paper, the authors present the design and full prototype implementation of a configurable multiprocessor platform that supports distributed execution of applications described in UML 2.0. The platform is comprised of multiple Altera Nios II softcore processors and custom hardware accelerators connected by the Heterogeneous IP Block Interconnection (HIBI) communication architecture. Each processor has a local copy of eCos real-time operating system for the scheduling of multiple application threads. The mapping of a UML application into the proposed platform is presented by distributing a WLAN medium access control protocol onto multiple CPUs.