Supportive Qualities of Hierarchical Design Methods

  • Joris van den Hurk
  • Jochen Jess


The experimental results of design flow execution presented in chapter 3 are analysed here to determine the supportive qualities of hierarchical design methods. As was shown in section 2.3, hierarchical methods employ the following techniques and disciplines, to meet the ever increasing demands on system design:
  • multiple, consecutive levels of design hierarchy

  • high level of design abstraction for system validation and verification

  • formal descriptions and executable specifications

  • concurrent engineering. This chapter confirms that these techniques indeed enable a hierarchical design flow to meet the technical and economic requirements (section 2.2).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joris van den Hurk
    • 1
  • Jochen Jess
    • 2
  1. 1.Philips Semiconductors B.V.The Netherlands
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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