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MORPHEUS
 

 

Project Acronym MORPHEUS
Title Multipurpose Dynamically Reconfigurable Platform for Intensive and Flexible Hetereogeneous Processing: A technology breakthrough for Embedded Computing
Start date  2006-01-01
End date  2008-12-31
Programme  Nanoelectronics
Description

The large-scale deployment of Embedded Systems, through Cooperating Objects for example, is raising new demanding requirements in terms of computing performance, cost-efficient development, low power, functional flexibility & sustainability. This results in an increasing complexity of the platforms & an enlarging design productivity gap: current solutions are out of breath while current development & programming tools do not support the time-to-market needs.

MORPHEUS copes with these challenges by developing a global solution based on a modular SOC platform providing the disruptive technology of embedded dynamically reconfigurable computing completed by a software (SW) oriented design flow. These "Soft Hardware (HW)" architectures will enable huge computing density improvements (GOPS / Watt) by a factor of x100, reuse capabilities by x5, flexibility by more than 100 and time to market divided by 2 thanks to a convenient programming toolset.

 

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MORPHEUS ambitions are also to establish the European foundation for a new concept of flexible "domain focused platforms", positioned between general purpose flexible HW and general purpose processors.

This will be achieved within a 3-years project providing:
- A modular silicon demonstrator composed of complementary run-time reconfigurable building blocks to address the different types of application requirements
- The corresponding integrated design flow supporting the fast exploration of HW and SW alternatives

The suitability & efficiency will be validated by a set of complementary test cases. The dissemination through silicon offer & supporting tools (baseline for further commercial products) will be completed by specific training & broad information to address the necessary cultural change.

This will be performed by:
- A consortium where many partners are already involved in bilateral cooperation
- A 2-step process to monitor the final content of the project according to state of the art evolution and first results.

 

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FRANCE
Other partners

 CRITICAL BLUE LIMITED

 UNITED KINGDOM

 M 2000

 FRANCE

 PACT XPP TECHNOLOGIES AG

 GERMANY

 THALES OPTRONIQUE SA

 FRANCE

 UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE

 FRANCE

 ACE ASSOCIATED COMPILER EXPERTS B.V.

 NETHERLANDS

 COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

 FRANCE

 INTRACOM S.A. TELECOM SOLUTIONS

 GREECE

 TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

 GERMANY

 LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES NETWORK SYSTEMS GMBH

 GERMANY

 STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.

 ITALY

 ARTTIC SA

 FRANCE

 ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

 ITALY

 UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)

 GERMANY

 DEUTSCHE THOMSON-BRANDT GMBH

 GERMANY

 TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

 NETHERLANDS

 

 


 

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