Accession Number : ADA295547

Title :   Standard Analyzer of VHDL Applications for Next Generation Technology (SAVANT).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 23 Jun 94-24 Apr 95,

Corporate Author : MTL SYSTEMS INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Chawla, Praveen ; Hirsch, Herbert L. ; Wilsey, Philip A. ; Carter, Jeffrey

PDF Url : ADA295547

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : This work established the feasibility of a standard medium (Intermediate Form or if) for the exchange of VHDL-encoded data among computer-aided design (CAD) systems. The current proliferation of vendor-proprietary, non-standard IFs and analyzers forces users to either use all the cad tools from one vendor or purchase several VHDL analyzers, one from each distinct CAD tool vendor. The solution technology was named the standard analyzer of VHDL applications for next-generation technology (SAVANT). The work focused on three objectives, to: (1) Establish the technical feasibility of the savant technology, (2) Establish community acceptance of the technology, and (3) Produce preliminary design concepts for phase II implementation. The technology was found to be a valid, feasible, commercialize solution. The effort demonstrated the if concepts, a prototype standard analyser, compiler support tools, and record and playback formats. The work also defined the savant documentation form, identified a distribution scheme, began to stimulate design community acceptance, and produced a commercial product insertion plan. Potential applications include myriad researchers, developers, and design tool producers involved with CAD in VHDL.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *FEASIBILITY STUDIES, TOOLS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), FORMATS, VENDORS, ANALYZERS, COMPILERS, ACCEPTABILITY, PLAYBACK.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE