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== Introduction ==
 
 
 
At IIS we are developing a modular and extensible high-performance direct memory access (DMA) engine. So far we have integrated it in our cluster-based systems. On those systems are programmed using bare-metal code to achieve the highest energy efficiency.
 
 
 
Next to the cluster-based systems, we are working on Ariane (CVA6), a 64 bit application-grade linux-capable core.
 
 
 
We are now planning to integrate our DMA engine in an Ariane-based SoC and evaluate its benefits in a Linux environment.
 
 
 
== Project ==
 
 
 
We propose to divide the project in these steps:
 
 
 
* '''Research''': Investigate how Linux interacts with a system-level DMA and collect a set of minimal requirements for the hardware.
 
* '''RTL design''': Create a hardware interface for the DMA engine that features this set of minimal requirements Linux opposes on the hardware.
 
* '''Validation and driver development''':  Create a driver for Linux allowing it to interface with the DMA; validate your hardware using simple transfers
 
* '''Evaluation''': Run complex applications to evaluate the performance of the DMA in this context.
 
 
 
== Requirements ==
 
 
 
* Experience with digital design in SystemVerilog as taught in VLSI I
 
 
 
== Composition ==
 
 
 
* 30% studying the DMA interface imposed by Linux
 
* 20% RTL design
 
* 30% driver development & validation
 
* 10% evaluation
 
 
 
== Project Supervisors ==
 
 
 
* [[:User:Tbenz | Thomas Benz]]: [mailto:tbenz@iis.ee.ethz.ch tbenz@iis.ee.ethz.ch]
 
* [[:User:Michaero | Michael Rogenmoser]]: [mailto:michaero@iis.ee.ethz.ch michaero@iis.ee.ethz.ch]
 

Latest revision as of 16:27, 19 November 2021