Program slicing on vhdl descriptions and its evaluation

Shigeru Ichinoset*, Mizuho Iwaihara, Hiroto Yasuura

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Providing various assistances for design modifications on HDL source codes is important for design reuse and quick design cycle in VLSI CAD. Program slicing is a softwareengineering technique for analyzing, abstracting, and transforming programs. We show algorithms for extracting/removing behaviors of specified signals in VHDL descriptions. We also describe a VHDL slicing system and show experimental results of efficiently extracting components from VHDL descriptions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2585-2594
Number of pages10
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Component extraction
  • Design reuse
  • Hardware description language
  • Program slicing
  • VHDL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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