05493507 is referenced by 45 patents and cites 11 patents.

A digital circuit design assist system is directed to provide a system which independently verifies hardware divided into a plurality of units or the hardware and software, and reduces the design time. The system includes a functional model storage unit 1 for storing functional models in order to design hardware for a desired digital circuit including the hardware alone or the hardware and firmware, and functionally expressing the digital circuit by a hardware description language through a text editor 15 by coding input. Logic synthesis system 2 is provided for converting the functional model to a structural model, structurally expressed by the hardware description language. Structural model storage unit 3 is provided for storing the structural model, and a language model library storage unit 4 is provided for storing language models each expressing each of a plurality of components constituting the hardware by the hardware description language. Hardware description language simulation system 5 is provided for verifying correctness of the logic of the hardware from the functional model, the structural model and the language model.

Title
Digital circuit design assist system for designing hardware units and software units in a desired digital circuit, and method thereof
Application Number
8/136203
Publication Number
5493507
Application Date
October 15, 1993
Publication Date
February 20, 1996
Inventor
Atsushi Hikono
Kahoku
JP
Nozomu Matsubara
Kahoku
JP
Koji Nakamichi
Kahoku
JP
Kazuhito Sugino
Kahoku
JP
Hirotake Shinde
Kahoku
JP
Agent
Nikaido Marmelstein Murray & Oram
Assignee
PFU
JP
IPC
G06F 17/50
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