Title page for ETD etd-42798-12540

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Gunawan, Andreas Indra
Author's Email Address gunawan@vt.edu
URN etd-42798-12540
Title ModelMaker: A Tool for Rapid Modeling from Device Descriptions
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Cyre, Walling R. Committee Chair
Armstrong, James R. Committee Member
Gray, Festus Gail Committee Member
  • tool
  • modelmaker
  • vhdl
  • specification
Date of Defense 1998-05-20
Availability unrestricted
This thesis describes a tool that facilitates rapid

modeling of devices from informal documents. The

ModelMaker tool facilitates the construction of models

by analyzing the source specification document and

presenting it based on the modeler's need. ModelMaker

analyzes and indexes the source document for the noun

phrases and identifiers it contains. When the modeler

specifies the name of a pin or device that the modeler is

working on, ModelMaker will recover any behavioral or

structural information about the particular pin or device.

ModelMaker can return this information based on the

order of how relevant the information is to the model that

the modeler is trying to build. The modeling language

that can be used for this tool is VHDL. The initial VHDL

model is derived from a block diagram of the source

document using a schematic capture tool. This VHDL model

can be edited inside ModelMaker to add behavioral code

and to insert source document fragments as comments.

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