High-Level Models for Transformation-Oriented Design of Hardware and Embedded Systems


Evolution of design methodologies follows a common trail: technology scaling leads to growing design complexity and rising abstraction level in the domain. Introduction of new (higher) abstraction levels emphasizes the importance of reuse and transformations. The design process can be seen as a sequence of high-level transformations from the higher-level specification to the lower-level one. We analyze high-level modeling and metaprogramming techniques for supporting transformations based on domain variability models. Next, we present a reuse evolution model for domain component design at a higher abstraction level to support the transformation-oriented approaches. Finally, high-level modeling techniques (UML-domain language metamodels for domain code generation, parameterized UML classes for template metaprogramming, feature models for explicit representation of variability) for specification of transformations and metaprograms are analyzed.

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@inproceedings{Damasevicius2008HighLevelMF, title={High-Level Models for Transformation-Oriented Design of Hardware and Embedded Systems}, author={Robertas Damasevicius and Vytautas Stuikys}, year={2008} }