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Prototyping of VLSI Components from a Formal Specification

Roderick Mcconnell 1
1 API - Parallel VLSI Architectures
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, INRIA Rennes
Abstract : We present a trajectory from formal specification to component, which can be used to prototype applications which combine off-the-shelf components and custom hardware, provided they meet the constraints of Synchronous Data Flow. The formal specification allows us to prove that custom components will be correctly synchronized in a system context. We first introduce VLSI Synchronous Data Flow, elaborate the constraints it imposes, and define functions relevant to constructing a system. Then we describe the construction of a simulation model. Finally, we develop a component for motion video coding in VHDL, starting from a formal specification.
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Roderick Mcconnell. Prototyping of VLSI Components from a Formal Specification. [Research Report] RR-2363, INRIA. 1994. ⟨inria-00074315⟩



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