Model-Based Engineering for Complex Electronic Systems

Model-Based Engineering for Complex Electronic Systems

1st Edition - March 13, 2013

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  • Authors: Peter Wilson, H. Alan Mantooth
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123850867
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123850850

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In the electronics industry today consumer demand for devices with hyper-connectivity and mobility has resulted in the development of a complete system on a chip (SoC). Using the old ‘rule of thumb’ design methods of the past is no longer feasible for these new complex electronic systems. To develop highly successful systems that meet the requirements and quality expectations of customers, engineers now need to use a rigorous, model-based approach in their designs. This book provides the definitive guide to the techniques, methods and technologies for electronic systems engineers, embedded systems engineers, and hardware and software engineers to carry out model- based electronic system design, as well as for students of IC systems design. Based on the authors’ considerable industrial experience, the book shows how to implement the methods in the context of integrated circuit design flows.

Key Features

  • Complete guide to methods, techniques and technologies of model-based engineering design for developing robust electronic systems
  • Written by world experts in model-based design who have considerable industrial experience
  • Shows how to adopt the methods using numerous industrial examples in the context of integrated circuit design


Electronic systems engineers, embedded systems engineers, hardware and software engineers. Undergraduates and postgraduates studying IC systems design

Table of Contents

  • Dedication




    Section 1. Fundamentals for Model-Based Engineering

    Chapter 1. Overview of Model-Based Engineering

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Multiple Facets of Modeling

    1.3 Hierarchical Design

    1.4 Partitioning

    1.5 Specifications

    1.6 Keys and Barriers to Adoption of Model-Based Engineering


    Chapter 2. The Design and Verification Process

    2.1 Introduction to the Design Process

    2.2 Validation, Verification, and Requirements

    2.3 The Design and Verification Process

    2.4 System/Functional Level: Executable Specification

    2.5 Architectural Level

    2.6 Implementation Level

    2.7 Model-Based Engineering – A Winning Approach

    Chapter 3. Design Analysis

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Manual Analysis

    3.3 Computer Simulation



    References and Further Reading

    Chapter 4. Modeling of Systems

    4.1 Modeling in the Context of Design

    4.2 Modeling Hierarchy

    4.3 Fundamentals of Modeling

    4.4 Specific Modeling Techniques

    4.5 Forms of Representation

    4.6 Modeling Tools

    4.7 Future Proofing



    Further Reading

    Section 2. Modeling Approaches

    Chapter 5. Graphical Modeling

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Modeling on Top of Languages

    5.3 Model Abstraction

    5.4 Getting started with ModLyng

    5.5 Creating a Simple Model

    5.6 Libraries and Models

    5.7 Effects and Models

    5.8 Hierarchical Models – Using the Schematic Editor

    5.9 Test Benches and Model Validation

    5.10 Examples




    Further Reading

    Chapter 6. Block Diagram Modeling and System Analysis

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Signal Flow Modeling

    6.3 State Machines

    6.4 Algorithmic Models

    6.5 Transfer Function Modeling


    Chapter 7. Multiple Domain Modeling

    7.1 Continuous-Time, Conserved Modeling


    Chapter 8. Event-Based Modeling

    8.1 Event-Based Modeling


    Chapter 9. Fast Analog Modeling

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Averaged Modeling

    9.3 Fast Analog Modeling

    9.4 Finite-Difference Modeling



    Further Reading

    Chapter 10. Model-Based Optimization Techniques

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Overview of Optimization Methods

    10.3 Case Study: Optimizing Magnetic Material Model Parameters



    Chapter 11. Statistical and Stochastic Modeling

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Fundamentals of Noise

    11.3 Statistical Modeling



    Section 3. Design Methods

    Chapter 12. Design Flow

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Requirements and Specifications

    12.3 Initial Design – First Cut

    12.4 Detailed Design

    12.5 Optimal Design

    12.6 Chip Integration and Verification



    Chapter 13. Complex Electronic System Design Example

    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 Key Requirements

    13.3 Top Level Model and Chip Architecture

    13.4 Initial Design – First Cut

    13.5 Detailed Design

    13.6 Bringing It All Together



Product details

  • No. of pages: 536
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2013
  • Published: March 13, 2013
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123850867
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123850850

About the Authors

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson is Professor of Electronic Systems Engineering in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Bath. After obtaining degrees at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh he worked as a Senior Design Engineer with Ferranti, Scotland and then as a Technical Specialist for Analogy, Inc. in Oregon, USA. After obtaining his PhD at the University of Southampton, he joined the faculty and was a member of the Academic staff at the University of Southampton from 2002 till 2015 when he moved to the University of Bath. He has published more than 100 papers and 3 books. Peter Wilson is also a Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Chartered Engineer in the UK and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bath and Integra Designs Ltd., UK

H. Alan Mantooth

Dr. H. Alan Mantooth is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas (UA) and holder of the 21st Century Endowed Chair in Mixed-signal IC Design and CAD. After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s at the UA in 1985 and 1986, respectively, and his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in 1990, he worked for Analogy, Inc. for eight years as a modeling engineer before returning to the UA. He has published over 200 refereed articles on IC design, CAD, modeling, and power electronics, holds three modeling software patents and has published two other books. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Arkansas, USA

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