ESL Models and their Application

Electronic System Level Design and Verification in Practice

  • Brian Bailey
  • Grant Martin

Part of the Embedded Systems book series (EMSY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Brian Bailey, Grant Martin
    Pages 1-32
  3. Brian Bailey, Grant Martin
    Pages 33-82
  4. Brian Bailey, Grant Martin
    Pages 83-141
  5. Brian Bailey, Grant Martin
    Pages 143-172
  6. Brian Bailey, Grant Martin
    Pages 173-224
  7. Brian Bailey, Grant Martin
    Pages 273-308
  8. Brian Bailey, Grant Martin
    Pages 309-359
  9. Brian Bailey, Grant Martin
    Pages 361-432
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 433-446

About this book


ESL Models and their Application: Electronic System Level Design and Verification in Practice

Grant Martin

Brian Bailey

This book arises from experience the authors have gained from years of work as industry practitioners in the field of Electronic System Level (ESL) design and verification. At the heart of all things related to Electronic Design Automation (EDA), the core issue is one of models: what are the models used for, what should the models contain, and how should they be written and distributed. Issues such as model interoperability and transportability become central factors that may decide which models and tools are successful and those that cannot get sufficient traction in the industry to survive.

Through a set of real examples taken from recent industry experience, this book distills the state-of-the-art of System-Level models and provides practical guidance to readers that can be put into use. This book is an invaluable tool that will aid readers in their own designs, reduce risk in development projects, expand the scope of design projects, and improve developmental processes and project planning.

  • Provides insight to all phases of ESL model design and flow for novices, students, researchers, managers, and experienced hardware and software designers and architects;
  • Includes extensive, realistic examples from industrial ESL design flows;
  • Focuses on the models that are the cornerstone of those flows and provides concrete examples showing how they are created, how they are used and the how they get transformed.

This book is a must-have for anyone needing to understand the essentials of system-level models: their purpose, their contents, and how they should be created and distributed.


ASIC Automat EDA ESL Electronic Design Automation Electronic System Level FPGA Hardware Multicore System Level Design Testbenches integrated circuit single-electron transistor system on chip (SoC) verification

Authors and affiliations

  • Brian Bailey
    • 1
  • Grant Martin
    • 2
  1. 1.Oregon CityU.S.A.
  2. 2.Tensilica, Inc.Santa ClaraU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-0964-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-0965-7
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