Accession Number : AD0785570

Title :   On High Level Digital System Design.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Peterson,James Bryon

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : A design system to elevate the level at which complex digital systems are designed is developed. The top down methodology, designing from the concept toward its implementatin in a manner which does not force premature binding of system tradeoff considerations, is investigated to determine its impact on the system of representation. The resulting design language is a higher level language which is a design aid rather than just a descriptive notation. Its unique features include (1) a partial ordering representation of the execution sequence, (2) a complete separation of the control and data structure of the design into node and leaf procedures, and (3) control constructs which make the language a structured programming language for designing digital systems. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, *LOGIC DEVICES, SYNTAX, SEMANTICS, CONTROL SEQUENCES, MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, CODING, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE