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ESL: Electronic System Level Modelling

Aims: 1. To Model whole SoC using real firmware and high-level behavioural models.

Aims: 2. To allow seamless and successive replacement of model parts with low-level models/implementations when available and when interested in detail.

An ESL methodology provides:

Future topic: Embed assertions in the high-level models and use these assertions through to tape out (ABD).

Increasingly the industry wants to synthesise behavioural models to become the fabricated system, but today manual re-coding is the main way.

(C) 2008-10, DJ Greaves, University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory.