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Structured design methodology for high-level design

Auteur(s) : P. Kission, Hong Ming, A. A. Jerraya

Doc. Source: 31st Design Automation Conference (DAC'94)

Publisher : ACM, NY, USA

Pages : 466-471

Doi : 10.1145/196244.196470

This paper deals with hierarchical design, component re-use and more generally structured design methodology at the behavioral level. This methodology has two main concepts: hierarchy and regularity. Hierarchies are used for decomposing a complex design into more manageable sub-parts. Regularity is aimed at maximizing the re-use of already designed components and sub-systems. The methodology is illustrated using AMICAL, an architectural synthesis tool, and a design example, namely a proportional integral derivative. The design is decomposed hierarchically into a top controller using a set of sub-systems. AMICAL is then used for the design of one sub-system which is used in a second step as a functional unit, by AMICAL, for the synthesis of the full design.