Compiling UML State Diagrams into WHDL: An Experiment in using Model Driven Development

Akehurst, David H. and Uzenkov, Oleg and Howells, Gareth and McDonald-Maier, Klaus D. and Bordbar, Behzad (2007) Compiling UML State Diagrams into WHDL: An Experiment in using Model Driven Development. CiteSeer. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Embedded systems are becoming more and more complex. This complexity means that developers require increasing support and new techniques to aid them in developing complex systems. The use of high level graphical languages can significantly aid in managing the complex design of a system. However, it is still necessary to convert the high level design into low level code for the purpose of implementation. In this paper, we discuss the results of experimenting with the use of Model Driven Development (MDD) Techniques as a means of compiling UML State Diagrams into synthesisable VHDL code. These results show that although MDD provides a potentially useful technique, there are aspects where we still need significant improvement in the MDD tools and techniques in order to make this an easily useable approach to the task.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications) > TK7880 Applications of electronics (inc industrial & domestic) > TK7885 Computer engineering
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Image and Information Engineering
Depositing User: Yiqing Liang
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2008 13:10
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 14:19
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6046 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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