A system for compiling and debugging structured data processing controllers

A. Seawright, U. Holtmann, W. Meyer, B. Pangrle, R. Verbrugghe, J. Buck
Proceedings EURO-DAC '96. European Design Automation Conference with EURO-VHDL '96 and Exhibition  
This paper describes a system for designing and implementing controllers for structured data processing. A graphical input style describes the format of the data to be processed along with the necessary control actions. Advantages over FSM approaches include: 1) ease of design changes, 2) ease of debugging, and 3) a shorter design cycle. This approach has many features in common with Esterel, including modularity, hierarchy, explicit parallelism, a synchronous model of communication, and
more » ... ication, and well-defined, deterministic semantics. Because of these similarities, compilation and implementation techniques developed for producing controllers from Esterel input, e.g. [Tou93], are closely related to those used in Dali to generate
doi:10.1109/eurdac.1996.558188 dblp:conf/eurodac/SeawrightBHMPV96 fatcat:bgegvnfyjzc5dfbp36zc6qya64