EE382C Embedded Software Systems - Web Resources
Electronic Design Automation CAD Tool Vendors
The three biggest electronic design automation tool vendors are:
The two largest automated test and measurement tool vendors also
provide electronic design automation tools:
- Agilent Technologies
Design System (ADS) for mixed analog, digital, and radio frequency
simulation and board-level design for wireless systems.
For digital simulation, ADS uses the (untimed) synchronous dataflow model
of computation and communication, and includes the kernel and synchronous
dataflow domain of Ptolemy
Classic in a tool within ADS called HP Ptolemy.
ADS also has timed extensions to synchronous dataflow to provide
seemless cosimulation with analog and RF circuits in communication
(Agilent is a spinoff of HP.
Agilent's first fiscal year started on November 1, 1999.)
- National Instruments
LabVIEW for mixed analog
and digital simulation and synthesis.
Synthesis of LabVIEW dataflow graphs onto embedded processor
and field programmable gate array (FPGA) boards is supported.
LabVIEW supports the (untimed) synchronous dataflow model of computation
and communication for modeling digital signal processing and
digital communication systems, and also provides dynamically
scheduled dataflow models and finite state machine models.
(NI was founded in 1976 and went public in 1995.)
Web-Based Computer Aided Design Tools