Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
One of the efficient design methodologies for large scale System-on-Chip (SoC) is IP-based design. In this methodology, a system is considered as a set of components and interconnects among them. The designers try to reuse existing IPs as much as possible. Communications among components have to be conducted using a common protocol, however, IPs available today use various communication protocols. Thus the protocol conversion is one of the most important topics in IP-based design. In this paper, the authors propose a method for automatic protocol transducer synthesis which is applicable to complex protocols.