Accession Number : ADA259485


Title :   PC-Based VHDL System (SBIR Phase 2 Program)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 31 Aug 89-30 Mar 92,


Corporate Author : JRS RESEARCH LABS INC ORANGE CA


Personal Author(s) : Runner, Deborah W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259485.pdf


Report Date : 30 Mar 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 84


Abstract : The requirement to use VHDL as a language for describing hardware in DoD systems forces government contractors to acquire or build software systems to support VHDL processing. The existing software systems run on expensive computer equipment. This project provides a low-cost hardware design workstation based on a PC and it encompasses the requirements of a significant segment of the design community. In Phase II, JRS ported the Intermetrics IEEE 1076 VHDL system to a 386 PC Unix environment. JRS integrated additional tools with the PC/VHDL system so the workstation provides a communications interface to VAX and SUN environments, provides RTL-level design tools, provides several additional simulators, and provides a menu-driven user-interface to the tools, complete with HELP capabilities. The PC tool is extremely fast, user friendly, and does not limit the size of VHDL designs. Extensive documentation and user scenarios are included.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *USER FRIENDLY , SIMULATORS , SCENARIOS , REQUIREMENTS , SIMULATION , AUTOMATION , ENVIRONMENTS , COMMUNITIES , LOW COSTS , TOOLS , COMPUTERS , INTERFACES , PROCESSING , PHASE , COSTS , LANGUAGE , MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , MENU


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE