Multi-technology system development poses many challenges for conventional design tools. Multi-technology designs typically include analog (continuous) and digital (discrete) effects, often spread across several areas of engineering specialization. As a result, such systems are commonly designed and verified with a combination of CAD/CAE tools. Simulation environments that can directly use such tools as resources for system-level design and verification are essential for two main reasons: to allow for the integration of individual components and subsystems into a single, simulatable system; and to allow effective communication and design collaboration among individuals involved in the development of such systems.


This paper discusses one such environment: the SystemVision Modeling Solution. SystemVision has the ability to effectively integrate compiled ModelSim libraries, Simulink block diagrams, and additional multi-technology design elements into a single simulatable system.

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