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      A Formally Based Framework for Supporting Design and Analysis of Asynchronous Hardware Systems

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      Proceedings of the BCS-FACS Northern Formal Methods Workshop (NFM)
      Northern Formal Methods
      23-24 September 1996
      formal semantics, hardware design aids, micropipeline asynchronous hardware design
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            Abstract

            We describe the Rainbow hardware design framework for supporting the design of asynchronous systems using Sutherland’s Micropipeline design philosophy. The framework offers a range of user-level description styles for asynchronous systems, in order to meet the requirements of hardware engineers. Full interworking between the component sub-languages is supported, enabling the construction of multi-view descriptions of a single design. The framework offers rapid design description and simulation at a high level, so that the functionality and performance of the design can be assessed and experimented with at an early stage in the design cycle. We outline the characteristics of the underlying semantic model, which is based on a specialised process algebra whose primitives also operate at the micropipeline level. A simple processor design is used to illustrate the different description styles supported.

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            Conference
            September 1996
            September 1996
            : 1-13
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            [0001]Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester,

            MANCHESTER, UK
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/FA1996.2
            0390e064-de1d-4ff8-8690-54174904ec02
            © Howard Barringer et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of the BCS-FACS Northern Formal Methods Workshop, Ilkley, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Proceedings of the BCS-FACS Northern Formal Methods Workshop
            NFM
            Ilkley, UK
            23-24 September 1996
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Northern Formal Methods
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            formal semantics,hardware design aids,micropipeline asynchronous hardware design

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