Accession Number:

ADA220740

Title:

Wirelisp: Combining Graphics and Procedures in a Circuit Specification Language

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE NORTHWEST LAB FOR INTEGRATED SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

WireLisp is a language that incorporates both procedural and graphical constructs for describing the structure of complex circuits. This combination provides both the clarity of a graphical representation and the expressiveness of a procedural description. This paper describes how this is done in a conceptually simple way by representing procedural information graphically. WireLisp is built on Lisp which allows the designer to extend the language with arbitrary functions, and allows the incorporation of other kinds of descriptions such as behavioral and physical descriptions. WireLisp is implemented in T Lisp and has been used to describe a complex 130,000 transistor VLSL chip design.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE