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Towards a Multi-dimensional and Dynamic Visualization for ESL Designs

Jannis Ulrich Stoppe; Marc Michael; Mathias Soeken; Robert Wille; Rolf Drechsler
In: Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Design Automation for Understanding Hardware Designs DUHDe 2014. Workshop on Design Automation for Understanding Hardware Designs (DUHDe-14), located at DATE 2014, March 28, Dresden, Germany, IEEE, 2014.


Current state-of-the-art approaches for the visualization of systems at the Electronic System Level are dominated by static and two-dimensional schemes which miss important features for a proper design understanding. We propose a system level visualization approach that overcomes these limits in two different ways. First, it aims for displaying several design properties using a multi-dimensional visualization space and, second, makes use of dynamic techniques to emphasize behavioral information. Overall, the visualization approach enables a better design understanding but also allows for an easier detection of irregularities in the considered design. We present preliminary results based on a prototypical implementation.