High-Level System Modeling Specification Languages

The process of modeling hardware involves a certain duality: a model may specify and represent the desires and constraints of the designer, or it may imitate something that already exists, and can end in simulation or documentation. Surprisingly enough, one of the main qualities of a specification f...

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Main Author: Bergé, Jean-Michel
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Levia, Oz (Editor), Rouillard, Jacques (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Boston, MA Springer US 1995, 1995
Series:Current Issues in Electronic Modeling
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The process of modeling hardware involves a certain duality: a model may specify and represent the desires and constraints of the designer, or it may imitate something that already exists, and can end in simulation or documentation. Surprisingly enough, one of the main qualities of a specification formalism is its ability to ignore issues that do not belong to this level. Such formalisms are obviously intended for the first stages of a design, but can also be used in the process of redesign. Having a proper level of description thus avoids two symmetric problems: Overspecification, which would introduce new instances of the hardware constraints that were only meaningful to the previous ones; Underspecification, which would lead to unnecessary work and sometimes to starting again from scratch. £/LIST£ High-Level System Modeling: Specification Languages describes the state-of-the-art in specification formalisms in electronic design. The book provides an overview of object- oriented methodologies. It goes on to highlight several formalisms such as VSPEC, ESTELLE, SDL and LOTOS with methods that map their semantics to simulatable or synthesisable VHDL. Audience: The essential update for researchers, design engineers and technical managers working in design automation and circuit design
Physical Description:XVI, 162 p online resource
ISBN:9781461523031