An integration mechanism for design models in the Design Environment DATE

  • Hiroshi Arai
  • Takumi Hasegawa
  • Yoshiaki Fukazawa
  • Toshio Kadokura
Design and Architecture
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 604)


For designing digital hardware, such as ASICs and PCBs, various kinds of design tools are used. It is very important for hardware designers to integrate these tools into a totally unified design environment. In this paper, we propose an improved mechanism for integrating design models into the design environment DATE (Design Automation Tools integration Environment). By this mechanism, it will become easier to integrate heterogeneous design tools developed by multiple CAD vendors.


Design Environment Framework Tool Integration Design Model Semantic Network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshi Arai
    • 1
  • Takumi Hasegawa
    • 2
  • Yoshiaki Fukazawa
    • 1
  • Toshio Kadokura
    • 1
  1. 1.Waseda UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.NEC Corporation Ltd.TokyoJapan

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