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What does DSM stand for?

Applies to: Processor Cores


DSM has stood for a couple of different things in the past. Originally it stood for Design Simulation Model. That was then changed to Design Sign-off Model. However, it has recently reverted back to the original designation. Whatever the acronym stands for, it has always denoted the class of models generated from a behavioural HDL description of the processor. In previous times ModelGen C was the target language for the translation created either by hand or using some proprietory tools. These days the functional core of most DSMs is a direct compilation of the HDL description, mostly into a SWIFT component.

Article last edited on: 2008-09-09 15:47:39

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