The goal of this project is to introduce new methodologies for designing and implementing entire systems with regard to power awareness and required performance. This requires all levels of hardware and software – including operating system and application levels – to be considered in the system design. It is expected to take between 4 and 6 years until this approach fully can be used in praxis. The first steps within the next 2 years therefore are:
- The study of existing design methodologies and extraction of required features
- The design of special methodologies under consideration of design parameters such as power awareness, performance and overall system security
- The implementation of a first prototype of a smart card system based on these methodologies
As a result, we expect a power efficient system, consistent system design, an increase in system security, improved maintenance and faster time-to-market.