Digital Simulation Software for All

Period of Performance: 09/01/1988 - 09/01/1990

$500K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Kask Labs
1207 E SECRETARIAT DR
Tempe, AZ 85282
Principal Investigator

Abstract

THE WORK STARTED ON THE PHASE I WORK EFFORT WILL CONTINUE. THIS INCLUDES MODELING TECHNIQUES, ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES, VERIFICATION TESTING, AND THE USE OF PERSONAL COMPUTER SYSTEMS. ALL THIS INFORMATION WILL BE IMPLEMENTED INTO A SIMULATION DATA BASE. USING THIS INFORMATION A SIMULATION LANGUAGE WILL BE DEVELOPED. IN ORDER FOR ALL TECHNICAL PEOPLE TO USE THESE SIMULATION TOOLS, THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE TOOLS WILL MAKE USE OF PERSONAL COMPUTER SYSTEMS. THESE SYSTEMS WILL BE BASED ON THE 68020 AND 80386 PROCESSOR CHIPS. THIS WILL INCLUDE THE USE OF THE MACINTOSH II COMPUTER SYSTEM AND THE IBM PS/2 MODEL 80 COMPUTER SYSTEM. OTHER TYPES OF PERSONAL COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE WILL BE EVALUATED. THE DEVELOPMENT OF CIRCUIT MODELS AND EXAMPLES WILL BE CONTINUED. THE USE OF CIRCUIT EXAMPLES AND PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS WILL BE USED IN THE VERIFICATION OF DEVELOPED AND EXISTING SOFTWARE. THE OBJECTIVE IS NOT TO USE SIMULATION AS A TOOL TO REPLACE TECHNICAL PEOPLE WITH NON-TECHNICAL PEOPLE BUT TO ALLOW TECHNICAL PEOPLE TO DO TECHNICAL WORK. THIS WOULD PRODUCE BETTER DESIGNS AT A MINIMUM COST AND TIME.