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Design Automation Conference (1988)
Anaheim, CA, USA
June 12, 1988 to June 15, 1988
ISBN: 0-8186-0864-1
pp: 108-114
Drongowski , Dept. of Comput. Eng. & Sci., Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH, USA
Bammi , Dept. of Comput. Eng. & Sci., Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH, USA
Ramaswamy , Dept. of Comput. Eng. & Sci., Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH, USA
Iyengar , Dept. of Comput. Eng. & Sci., Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH, USA
Wang , Dept. of Comput. Eng. & Sci., Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH, USA
ABSTRACT
Gdl is a graphical hardware design language that separates design decisions into three interrelated but distinct domains: behavioral, structural, and physical. Specific language features are provided to represent a design in each of these domains. The process model for Gdl is described. Functional behavior is separated into distinct activities called 'processes' (autonomous control centers). The computations performed by a process are specified in its behavior graph. Processes may communicate with each other through ports where the channel between two ports may be an abstract logical link or may be a physical bus. Provisions are made for synchronization. Gdl is evaluated and suggestions are made for future research.
INDEX TERMS
behavioral domain, structural domain, physical domain, graphical hardware design language, Gdl, separates design decisions, features, process model
CITATION

Wang, Bammi, Drongowski, Ramaswamy and Iyengar, "A graphical hardware design language," Design Automation Conference(DAC), Anaheim, CA, USA, 1988, pp. 108-114.
doi:10.1109/DAC.1988.14744
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