• Complete guide to methods, techniques and technologies of model-based engineering design for developing robust electronic systems
  • Gives a toolbox of methods and models to choose from for the task at hand supported by numerous examples of how to put them into practice
  • Shows how to adopt the methods using numerous industrial examples in the context of integrated circuit design

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





    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 Mod


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    About the authors

    Peter Wilson

    Peter R. 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, UK, and Integra Designs Ltd.

    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


    "This textbook is intended for practicing engineers and as a reference for graduate students to learn these advanced design and modeling techniques. It provides a complete guide to the methods, techniques and technologies of model-based engineering design for electrical systems, provides methods and models and shows how to adopt various methods for integrated circuit design using actual industrial examples."--University of Arkansas Newswire online, May 10, 2013
    "Wilson and Mantooth provide a desk-top reference for engineers, students, and researchers who intend to carry out model-based electronic engineering. It can also be used for an upper-level undergraduate or entry-level graduate courses introducing model-base engineering."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013