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Automatic Programming of Array Behavior Models

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000083891D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wong, RC: AUTHOR

Abstract

It is very difficult to develop a behavior model for a semiconductor array, because the model is usually coded by a programmer who obtains design information from array designers. During this process, months may elapse before an array model is coded or modified.

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Automatic Programming of Array Behavior Models

It is very difficult to develop a behavior model for a semiconductor array, because the model is usually coded by a programmer who obtains design information from array designers. During this process, months may elapse before an array model is coded or modified.

Automation is one way to reduce the turnaround time of behavior models as the array chip is being designed or modified so that early system simulations can be performed. Automation consists of three steps: 1) establish a high-level designer language for designer behavior descriptions, 2) standardize loose conventions, and 3) compile the high-level language for array behavior descriptions into a behavior model of codes that are acceptable to a single system.

Fig. 1 shows an automatic model generator which simulates the thinking process of a programmer. It is a program which compiles designer specifications into a detailed software model, which represents a behavioral model of an array such as that shown in Fig. 2.

Fig. 3 is an overall flow diagram of the behavioral model program.

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