Accession Number : ADA185289

Title :   Logic Calc: A Design Tool for Digital Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Rosenberger, Glenn D

PDF Url : ADA185289

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : Financial spreadsheets, such as Lotus 1-2-3 have several drawbacks when used as digital design tools. These drawbacks stem from the design of such spreadsheets as financial tools rather than engineering tools. An engineering spreadsheet, Logic Calc was developed with the goal to eliminate these shortcomings. A comparison of its data structure with the Lotus 1-2-3 data structure is presented in Section 2. The design and operation of this spreadsheet is presented in Section 3. Digital system simulation with Logic Calc is discussed in detail in Section 4. To illustrate the capabilities of Logic Calc as a digital design tool, a simple microprocessor was designed using it. The techniques for this simulation are presented in Section 5. Conclusions and suggestions for future research in this area are stated in Section 6.

Descriptors :   *LOGIC CIRCUITS, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE