MSM 99
MSM 99
Technical Proceedings of the 1999 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems

System-Level Modeling Chapter 5

A Common Basis for Mixed-Technology Micro-System Modeling

Authors: J.P. Hanna and R.G. Hillman

Affilation: Air Force Research Laboratory, United States

Pages: 132 - 135

Keywords: VHDL-AMS, MEMS, modeling, simulation

An ad hoc working group, organized under the DARPA Composite CAD program, is developing a common set of VHDL-AMS (VHSIC Hardware Description Language for Analog and Mixed Signal) definitions for modeling mixed-technology systems. This common set of definitions will enable VHDL-AMS model interoperability, composition, and exchange. VHDL-AMS promises to provide similar benefits and infrastructure for mixed-signal (electronics) and mixed-technology (mechanical, fluidic, thermal, etc.) system design that VHDL did for the design of digital electronics. The working group is also developing a set of modeling guidelines and VHDL-AMS examples. This paper presents and discusses this joint effort between Industry, Academia, and the Government. The results of this effort will form the basis for standardization within the IEEE Design Automation Standards Committee. A common basis for model interoperability is essential to the successful application of VHDL-AMS to mixed-technology system modeling and design

ISBN: 0-9666135-4-6
Pages: 697