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Quo Vadis SLD: Reasoning about Trends and Challenges of System-Level Design
Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

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Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli. "Quo Vadis SLD: Reasoning about Trends and Challenges of System-Level Design". Proceedings of the IEEE, 95(3):467-506, March 2007.

Abstract
System-level design (SLD) is considered by many as the next frontier in electronic design automation (EDA). SLD means many things to different people since there is no wide agreement on a definition of the term. Academia, designers, and EDA experts have taken different avenues to attack the problem, for the most part springing from the basis of traditional EDA and trying to raise the level of abstraction at which integrated circuit designs are captured, analyzed, and synthesized from. However, my opinion is that this is just the tip of the iceberg of a much bigger problem that is common to all system industry. In particular, I believe that notwithstanding the obvious differences in the vertical industrial segments (for example, consumer, automotive, computing, and communication), there is a common underlying basis that can be explored. This basis may yield a novel EDA industry and even a novel engineering field that could bring substantial productivity gains not only to the semiconductor industry but to all system industries including industrial and automotive, communication and computing, avionics and building automation, space and agriculture, and health and security, in short, a real technical renaissance.

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    Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli. "Quo Vadis SLD:
    Reasoning about Trends and Challenges of System-Level
    Design". <i>Proceedings of the IEEE</i>,
    95(3):467-506, March 2007.
  • BibTeX
    @article{SangiovanniVincentelli07_QuoVadisSLDReasoningAboutTrendsChallengesOfSystemLevel,
        author = {Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli},
        title = {Quo Vadis SLD: Reasoning about Trends and
                  Challenges of System-Level Design},
        journal = {Proceedings of the IEEE},
        volume = {95},
        number = {3},
        pages = {467-506},
        month = {March},
        year = {2007},
        abstract = { System-level design (SLD) is considered by many
                  as the next frontier in electronic design
                  automation (EDA). SLD means many things to
                  different people since there is no wide agreement
                  on a definition of the term. Academia, designers,
                  and EDA experts have taken different avenues to
                  attack the problem, for the most part springing
                  from the basis of traditional EDA and trying to
                  raise the level of abstraction at which integrated
                  circuit designs are captured, analyzed, and
                  synthesized from. However, my opinion is that this
                  is just the tip of the iceberg of a much bigger
                  problem that is common to all system industry. In
                  particular, I believe that notwithstanding the
                  obvious differences in the vertical industrial
                  segments (for example, consumer, automotive,
                  computing, and communication), there is a common
                  underlying basis that can be explored. This basis
                  may yield a novel EDA industry and even a novel
                  engineering field that could bring substantial
                  productivity gains not only to the semiconductor
                  industry but to all system industries including
                  industrial and automotive, communication and
                  computing, avionics and building automation, space
                  and agriculture, and health and security, in
                  short, a real technical renaissance. },
        URL = {http://chess.eecs.berkeley.edu/pubs/263.html}
    }
    

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