Integrated Methods for Evolving System Design


INSYDE - 8641

Keywords hybrid systems design methodologies


Start Date: 01-JAN-94 / Duration: 24 months

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Objectives and Approach

The main objective of the INSYDE project is to define, implement, validate and demonstrate a comprehensive methodology for hybrid systems design. The project involves both tool developers and industrial system designers from different application domains. The result of the project will be a prototype methodology and toolset, exploiting and combining the advantages of object-orientation methodology and formal description techniques (for both hardware and software design), currently used by the industrial partners. This will cover the full development cycle from system requirements analysis to system architectural design and validation in an integrated fashion.

The baseline of the technology will be the OMT methodology and notation developed by Rumbaugh, in combination with the CCITT and IEEE standardised languages SDL and VHDL. The resulting toolset will guarantee the continuity and traceability of the design process, and will emphasise reuse and re-engineering principles.

The developed methodology and tool chain will be validated through their application in pilot applications of industrial significance and realistic complexity. These applications are selected from the telecommunication (broadband switching and access) and microelectronic (vision) domains.

Demonstrators of both areas will be developed closely in line with the project's technology progress.

Further information about INSYDE is available from WWW servers at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE) <URL:http://info.vub.ac.be:8080/users/insyde/insyde.html> and Dublin City University (IE) <URL:http://www.compapp.dcu.ie/~gclynch/insyde.html>.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Jean Luc Roux
VERILOG
Rue Vauquelin 150
F - 31081 TOULOUSE
tel: + 33/ 61-192909
fax: + 33/ 61-408452
email: roux@verilog.fr

Participants

VERILOG - F - C
ALCATEL BELL TELEPHONE - B - P
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY - IRL - P
HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITÄT - D - P
INTRACOM - GR - P


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INSYDE - 8641, December 1993


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