Programmed Monitoring and Digital System Simulation

  • Philip A. Wilsey
  • Ranga Vemuri
  • Peter J. Ashenden
  • Norman E. Mause
Part of the Current Issues in Electronic Modeling book series (CIEM, volume 8)


Digital system simulators play an important role in the design and analysis of digital systems. Traditionally, the simulator user-interface provides little more than the ability to set breakpoints, advance the simulation to a particular future (simulation) time, and examine, set and trace data values. In this chapter, the ability to perform simulation time data analysis is examined. In particular, an ability to attach precompiled simulation time monitors is considered. Three approaches for the insertion of these monitors are introduced. Finally, several example scenarios of monitor use in digital system simulation are presented.


Digital System Memory Reference Hardware Description Language Abstract Data Type Monitoring Software 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip A. Wilsey
    • 1
  • Ranga Vemuri
    • 1
  • Peter J. Ashenden
    • 2
  • Norman E. Mause
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of ECECSThe University of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer ScienceThe University of AdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.Symbios Logic, Inc.Fort CollinsUSA

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