Efficient hardware design approach from system-level specification

Ming Hwa Sheu, Ming-Der Shieh, Sheng Wei Liu, Chie Dou

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This paper presents a new system-level design approach from specification and description language (SDL). SDL is a standardized language for system-level specification which is widely used for specifying the real-time system, e.g., telecommunication systems. In order to derive the final hardware design, a set of mapping rules from SDL symbols to VHDL descriptions is studied and proposed. Our approach allows to initially input the graphical SDL specification, and to finally obtain the correct hardware design described by VHDL. At last, a system specification for the vending machine is illustrated and designed successfully by this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1997 40th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Part 1 (of 2) - Sacramento, CA, USA
Duration: 1997 Aug 31997 Aug 6


OtherProceedings of the 1997 40th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems. Part 1 (of 2)
CitySacramento, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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