Infrastructure for complex systems - CAD frameworks

  • F. Bretschneider
  • H. Lagger
  • B. Schulz
General CAST Methodology
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 410)


Designing complex system composed of many different subcomponents is a major challenge in software engineering. This paper deals with the system theoretical aspects of this problem and as a typical example discusses a CAD system for printed circuit boards and application specific integrated circuits. The appropriate infrastructure (framework) for such a system, consisting of a user interface, a data management facility as well as a design management component is presented in detail.


Print Circuit Board Schematic Entry ASIC Design Vertical Decomposition Designing Complex System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bretschneider
    • 1
  • H. Lagger
    • 1
  • B. Schulz
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Research and Development, SIEMENS AGMunich

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