The Application of a General Purpose Data Base Management System to Design Automation.
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The goal of this research was to determine the validity of the hypothesis that a general purpose relational data base management tool could be used to implement a computer aided design system, and, if found valid, to provide the design of such a data base. Computers have been used to aid in the design of a great number of things, the most widely recognized being VLSI chips. The design of VLSI chips is related to the purpose of the work supported here. Its purpose is to incorporate some previously defined function into VLSI technology. This system, the Computer System Design Environment, instead of defining a new chip uses existing microprocessor technology to devise a specific controller for a given design problem. For instance, suppose one needs a microwave oven controller. Given the performance parameters, this system can design the software, hardware and interconnections of a microprocessor system to perform this control. In other words, this computer-aided design system is used to map a functional specification to a microprocessor and its associated software and peripherals.
- Administration and Management
- Computer Hardware