Issue No. 06 - November/December (1990 vol. 7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/54.64955
<p>An expert system that generates digital system design from high-level specifications is described. It is called MBESDSD, short for model-based expert system for automated digital systems. The system is based on a three-phase model of digital system design. First, the high-level behavioral specifications are translated into a sequence of primitive behavioral operations. Next, these primitive operations are grouped to form intermediate-level behavioral functions. Finally, structural function modules are selected to implement these functions. The advantages of this model-based reasoning technique is that more design solutions are possible and the design is easier to optimize. The design of a popular peripheral device, the ART asynchronous receiver/transmitter, is used to demonstrate the proposed design process using MBESDSD.</p>
J. Wu, D. Y. Yun, W. P. Ho and Y. H. Hu, "A Model-Based Expert System for Digital System Design," in IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 7, no. , pp. 24-40, 1990.