APL: an effective design language

Marten J. van Sinderen, C. Huijs, Gerben Blaauw

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    The paper describes the use of APL (a programming language) for the specification of a hardware architecture, the description of an initial implementation algorithm, its verification and controlled transformation to a logic design. Because of its power of expression, APL can be used effectively in each of these design domains. The APL interpreter turns any description into an executable prototype. Such a prototype is a powerful tool in the management and execution of a design; it clarifies design choices and assures the logical correctness of the product. This computer-aided-design process, which is illustrated by the design of the front end of a logic analyser, is useful for a variety of design situations, such as LSI/VLSI and computer design.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)100-104
    Number of pages5
    JournalIEE Proceedings E: Computers and Digital Techniques
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1986


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