N.mPc, a mature, UNIX*-based computer-aided design tool is described. Its structure, performance, and limitations are discussed together with its applications to the design of multiple processor hardware/software systems and VLSI.
The N.2 System is described. N.2 is a simulation based design environment which is built upon the N.mPc System<supscrpt>1</supscrpt>. Major enhancements are presented, as well as a system overview. Areas covered include a hierarchical description facility, expanded <underline>port</underline> interconnection primitives, fault insertion/detection, a PLA… (More)
Presents experimentally derived performance data on the N.mPc system. Data describing the type, size, and speed of simulations is presented. The implications of using the ISP' Hardware Description Language in constructing various models of the same components are considered. A set of design examples are presented to illustrate the range of simulation… (More)