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Rapid System Prototyping, 1990. Shortening the Path from Specification to Prototype, First International Workshop on

Date 4-7 June 1990

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  • First International Workshop on Rapid System Prototyping. Shortening the Path from Specification to Prototype. (Cat. No.91TH0380-6)

    Publication Year: 1990
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  • Rapid prototyping of manufacturing systems using an integrated tool box

    Publication Year: 1990
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    Presents a toolbox for rapid modeling and analysis of discrete manufacturing systems. Spreadsheets from the database and most fundamental analysis tool for basic calculations. Analytical Modeling provides the user with a powerful tool to study the dynamics of manufacturing systems: with this tool, models can be built in hours and each “what-if” is analyzed in minutes. Simulation Code G... View full abstract»

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  • Creating the IC palette [ASIC design]

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):76 - 86
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    To facilitate the design of high performance digital ASICs, the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) is developing a library of common digital signal processing macrocells for use in a silicon compilation environment. In many types of digital ASICs (especially signal processing applications), VLSI circuits are composed of a basic set of high-level functions which are used in different configurations.... View full abstract»

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  • OASIS: a silicon compiler for semi-custom design

    Publication Year: 1990
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    OASIS is a cell-based silicon compiler system that supports rapid implementation of digital Application specific ICs (ASICs). The system automates the design process by taking a high-level language description and producing a layout of a testable IC. OASIS facilitates design of large digital systems on silicon and gives the designer sufficient control to enable exploration of the speed-versus-area... View full abstract»

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  • Rapid system prototyping from English specifications

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):176 - 182
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    Reports on research to design a Specification Interpreter for automatically extracting engineering models from English language specifications. The role of the Specification Interpreter in Rapid System Prototyping is suggested. The engineering models extracted from the English Specifications will be expressed both in a graphical form for feedback to the specification author (or `customer') and in ... View full abstract»

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  • XFaST: integrated tools for the design of manufacturing systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):91 - 96
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    The paper describes a design procedure and a design tool that supplements the XSpec methodology. The procedure is explained in detail. The procedure was applied to an actual automotive system. A complete description of this experience is given View full abstract»

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  • Environmental management for rapid systems prototyping

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):3 - 22
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    As engineers make their way to complete and instant systems analysis, there are new conditions and criteria becoming clear for the design team's operating environment. System complexity demands, time to market issues and quality goals are forcing a rethinking of design processes, methodologies and paradigms. Relatively strong drives towards concurrent engineering and rapid systems prototyping are ... View full abstract»

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  • Interactive prototyping of communication-intensive systems

    Publication Year: 1990
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    Formalizes an interpretation of message-flow diagrams, allowing them to be translated into an executable forms, and develops a system, called “Cara”, which allows a designer to enter message-flow diagrams and data operations, and to begin simulating with them immediately. Both control and data operations are translated into rules, which can be fine-tuned by the designer and used for si... View full abstract»

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  • Parallel processing enables the real-time emulation of DSP ASICs

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):65 - 74
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    The CASE tool GRAPE (GRAphical Programming Environment) is presented which allows for easy programming, compiling, debugging and evaluating high frequency real-time DSP algorithms. Its main distinctive feature is that the tool spans the whole design process, ranging from analysis over simulation and emulation up to implementation on general purpose DSP multiprocessors or integration on an Applicat... View full abstract»

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  • Testing of the rapidly developed prototypes

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):139 - 143
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    A conflict occurs between rapid prototyping and the adequate testing of these prototypes. The author shows how much of the software testing process could be automated to produce faster and better quality prototypes. The application for which the automated testing tools were developed is a prototyped negotiation support system (NSS). The system's primary function is to assist in the negotiation of ... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated, multi-level synthesis system

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):167 - 175
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    Outlines an integrated, multi-level VLSI synthesis system. First, an architectural synthesis tool is used to compile the high level behavioral specification of the target architecture into a register transfer level specification. Constraints are supplied as inputs to allow the user to selectively explore various portions of the design space. The goal is to let the user perform global design tradeo... View full abstract»

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  • Toward rapid prototyping of manufacturing facilities

    Publication Year: 1990
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    A manufacturing facility can be viewed as a material flow network in which each node represents a delay (either for storage, transformation, or testing), and each arc represents a transport operation (which also may involve a significant delay). The loads on this material flow network result from the interaction of bills of materials, process plans, and production schedules, and are constrained by... View full abstract»

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  • Cost effective rapid VLSI prototyping: semi-custom arrays and E-beam direct-write

    Publication Year: 1990
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    The current level of complexity supported by semiconductor technology reaches beyond one million transistors on a single chip. This allows the integration of complete systems into one chip. Current designs however, are usually far away from this upper level of complexity. Several important reasons can be identified: circuit performance requirements, design time, CAD Tools, costs, and nondigital co... View full abstract»

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  • Manufacturing system design methodology: execute the specification

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):97 - 115
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    An improved method for designing manufacturing systems is presented. Primary features of the improved method include frequent design iterations by executing the specification early in the life cycle, flexibility to accommodate changing requirements, coordination of engineering disciplines in evolving integrated solutions, and reuseability of commonly used software and hardware portions of a system... View full abstract»

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  • The Anyboard: a rapid-prototyping system for use in teaching digital circuit design

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):25 - 32
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    A rapid prototyping system for teaching digital design is described. The system uses electronically-reconfigurable field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to implement a specific logic design without requiring any physical changes to the prototyping system. The user specifies designs using a text based description language. The prototyping system partitions the input logic among the available FPGA ... View full abstract»

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  • Rapid system prototyping in academic laboratories of the 1990s

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):38 - 45
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    The term “rapid system prototyping” is introduced in the context of academic research in digital systems. The technological issues as well as issues of policy which affect system prototyping in academia are presented, as well as opportunities stemming from a rapid system design cycle. The complementary role of academia and industry in the development of systems is outlined View full abstract»

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  • Prototyping real time operating systems: a case study

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):144 - 154
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    Operating systems prototypes are becoming more attractive and more widespread because the more laborious and detailed work can be overlooked. The pseudo-implementation permits verification of principles, enhancing the studies of system properties through quick feedback. The authors present their experience in prototyping MARUTI, a distributed fault tolerant real-time operating system on top of UNI... View full abstract»

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  • Automated assists to the behavioral modeling process

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):187 - 195
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    The coding of behavioral models is a time consuming and error prone process. In this paper the authors describe automated assists to the behavioral modeling process which reduce the coding time and result in models which have a well defined structure making it easier to insure their accuracy. The approach uses a particular graphical representation for the model. An interactive tool then assists in... View full abstract»

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  • A template for rapid prototyping of operating systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):119 - 127
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    Rapid prototyping of many classes of systems can be facilitated by starting from an executable template specification appropriate to that class. A system template serves several useful purposes. It organizes ones thinking about the particular system to be specified, and speeds the specification process by pre-specifying structures and operations common to all systems in a class. If executable, it ... View full abstract»

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  • Exploration of design space for parallel programs

    Publication Year: 1990
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    A key point in rapid system prototyping is to be able to incorporate into the design and development process specification of hardware and software systems in a more-or-less uniform framework. This paper presents a representation basis for parallel computation structures which covers both hardware and software systems, which is declarative and in which specification of components and structures is... View full abstract»

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  • 001: a rapid development approach for rapid prototyping based on a system that supports its own life cycle

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):46 - 62
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    A Development Before the Fact system is an intelligent system in that it contains built-in properties to provide itself the best opportunities that are available for its own development. It provides the opportunity to begin its own development tasks as soon as possible and to check as you go throughout its own development process. It is an independent system in that it is not locked into obsolesce... View full abstract»

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  • Issues in synthesis of board-level systems

    Publication Year: 1990
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    Board layout is fully or partially automated, thanks to placement and routing systems. The higher levels of the design process-component selection, architectural design, software development-are still done manually. The authors' research program at Princeton University concentrates on synthesis algorithms for high-level board design tasks. Based on case studies of system designs made both within t... View full abstract»

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  • Proto-a software requirements specification, analysis and validation tool

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):196 - 203
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    Software requirements are precise statements of need intended to convey an understanding about a desired result. Initially, software requirements must be derived, captured on paper and interpreted by developers. However, such specifications are large, English-like documents which are often ambiguous, imprecise and incomplete. Consequently, the results are large software investments which do not sa... View full abstract»

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  • Graphics based prototyping of real-time systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):128 - 137
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    Presents the Espex tool which has been developed in the Espex project at VTT. The Espex tool is a graphical simulation and prototyping tool for structured analysis for real-time systems (SA-RT). Petri net like Espex-graphs are used for modeling a system. The presentation concentrates on the simulation of a task model. A pre-emptive priority based scheduling is simulated in the execution of a task ... View full abstract»

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  • The Test Engineer's Assistant revisited-refinements on a prototype software tool

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):158 - 163
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    The approaches currently used for adding testability into system designs are based on ad-hoc testing methods or on the experience of a design team supported by testing experts. This paper presents a design methodology and a knowledge-based CAD environment that allows a system designer to incorporate testability into a design in a formal, verifiable way which also provides clear documentation for t... View full abstract»

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