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Issue No.05 - September/October (2009 vol.26)
pp: 83-91
Martin Ruckert , Munich University of Applied Sciences
Axel Böttcher , Munich University of Applied Sciences
ABSTRACT
<p>The typical interface between hardware components is a standardized bus. This article presents a virtual counterpart for simulated hardware components: a virtual bus on a virtual motherboard. The authors show that reuse of standard components, common with real hardware, can find its analogy in the domain of simulated hardware, making simulators less expensive and more flexible.</p>
INDEX TERMS
hardware components, design and test, interface, standardized bus, virtual bus, virtual motherboard, simulated hardware
CITATION
Martin Ruckert, Axel Böttcher, Martin Hauser, "A Generic Virtual Bus for Hardware Simulator Composition", IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol.26, no. 5, pp. 83-91, September/October 2009, doi:10.1109/MDT.2009.106
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