Categories for the working hardware designer

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 408)


We show how standard results from category theory can be used to derive useful theorems about a hardware description language. The theorems correspond to behaviour preserving circuit transformations. We also show how a categorical viewpoint can help in the design of a formally based hardware description language. All necessary category theory is introduced.


Type System Composition Operator Natural Transformation Category Theory Hardware Description Language 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computing Science Dept.Glasgow UniversityGlasgowScotland

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