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The System Designer's Guide to VHDL-AMS by Darrell A. Teegarden, Gregory D. Peterson, Peter J. Ashenden

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chapter seven

Design Processing

A VHDL-AMS description of a design is usually used to simulate the design and perhaps to synthesize the hardware. This involves processing the description using computer-based tools to create a simulation program to run or a hardware net-list to build. Both simulation and synthesis require two preparatory steps: analysis and elaboration. Simulation then involves executing the elaborated model, whereas synthesis involves creating a net-list of primitive circuit elements that perform the same function as the elaborated model. In this section, we look at the analysis, elaboration and execution operations introduced in Chapter 1.

7.1 Analysis

The first step in processing a design is to analyze the VHDL-AMS descriptions. ...

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