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A model for describing communication between aggregate objects in the specification and design of embedded systems

Auteur(s) : K. Svarstad, G. Nicolescu, A. A. Jerraya

Doc. Source: Design, Automation and Test in Europe. Conference and Exhibition (DATE'01)

Publisher : IEEE

Pages : 77-84

Doi : 10.1109/DATE.2001.915004

The elevation of design description abstractions is a well accepted technique for handling the complexity and shortening the design time of modern embedded systems. It is shown that abstractions for communication are as important as for behaviour for specification and system level abstractions, and an extension on a novel higher level communication mechanism which has features for supporting the description of complex aggregate associations between objects in specifications such as UML is investigated. The communication primitives have been implemented as extensions to SystemC, and a comprehensive example from a UML specification through functional specification down to an executable SystemC description is included.