Hardware Design and Petri Nets

  • Alex Yakovlev
  • Luis Gomes
  • Luciano Lavagno

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Hardware Modelling Using Petri Nets

  3. Model Analysis and Verification for Asynchronous Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Uwe Schwiegelshohn, Lothar Thiele
      Pages 77-92
  4. Theory and Practice of Petri Net Based Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Norian Marranghello, Jaroslaw Mirkowski, Krzysztof Bilinski
      Pages 129-150
    3. Ivan Blunno, Luciano Lavagno
      Pages 151-170
  5. Hardware Design Methods and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Patrik Rokyta, Wolfgang Fengler, Thorsten Hummel
      Pages 193-204
    3. Ricardo J. Machado, João M. Fernandes, António J. Esteves, Henrique D. Santos
      Pages 205-222
  6. Architecture Modelling and Performance Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. B. R. T. M. Witlox, P. van der Wolf, E. H. L. Aarts, W. M. P. van der Aalst
      Pages 269-289

About this book


Hardware Design and Petri Nets presents a summary of the state of the art in the applications of Petri nets to designing digital systems and circuits.
The area of hardware design has traditionally been a fertile field for research in concurrency and Petri nets. Many new ideas about modelling and analysis of concurrent systems, and Petri nets in particular, originated in theory of asynchronous digital circuits. Similarly, the theory and practice of digital circuit design have always recognized Petri nets as a powerful and easy-to-understand modelling tool.
The ever-growing demand in the electronic industry for design automation to build various types of computer-based systems creates many opportunities for Petri nets to establish their role of a formal backbone in future tools for constructing systems that are increasingly becoming distributed, concurrent and asynchronous. Petri nets have already proved very effective in supporting algorithms for solving key problems in synthesis of hardware control circuits. However, since the front end to any realistic design flow in the future is likely to rely on more pragmatic Hardware Description Languages (HDLs), such as VHDL and Verilog, it is crucial that Petri nets are well interfaced to such languages.
Hardware Design and Petri Nets is divided into five parts, which cover aspects of behavioral modelling, analysis and verification, synthesis from Petri nets and STGs, design environments based on high-level Petri nets and HDLs, and finally performance analysis using Petri nets.
Hardware Design and Petri Nets serves as an excellent reference source and may be used as a text for advanced courses on the subject.


VHDL algorithms architecture automation circuit design communication model modeling system tools

Editors and affiliations

  • Alex Yakovlev
    • 1
  • Luis Gomes
    • 2
  • Luciano Lavagno
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Newcastle upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Universidade Nova de LisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Universitá di UdineItaly

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