A case against event-driven simulation for digital system design

@article{Jennings1991ACA,
  title={A case against event-driven simulation for digital system design},
  author={Gretchen Jennings},
  journal={[1991] Proceedings of the 24th Annual Simulation Symposium},
  year={1991},
  pages={170-176}
}
The author argues that the electronic design community too often tries to apply discrete event simulation technology, such as VHDL, to applications for which it is ill-suited. In particular he considers the simulation of synchronous digital designs, and reports two orders of magnitude speed improvement by using compiled simulation instead. The basic design of a simple compiled simulator is outlined.<<ETX>> 

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