Accession Number:

ADA128631

Title:

A Simple Model of Circuit Design.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

A Simple analog circuit designer has been implemented as a rule based system. The system can design voltage followers, Miller integrators, and bootstrap ramp generators from functional descriptions of what these circuits do. While the designers works in a simple domain where all components are ideal, it demonstrates the abilities of skilled designers. While the domain is electronics, the design ideas are useful in many other engineering domains, such as mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and numerical programming. Most circuit design systems are given the circuit schematic and use arithmetic constraints to select components values. This circuit designer is different because it designs the schematic. The designer uses a unidirectional CONTROL relation to find the schematic. The circuit designs are built around this relation it restricts the search space, assigns purposes to components, and finds design bugs.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE