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Title: A conceptual study for a computer-based tool to support electronics design in a mechatronic environment
Authors: Walters, R. M.
Bradley, David A.
Dorey, A. P.
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Computing & Engineering Systems
Keywords: Mechatronics
Electronics
Engineering design
System integration
Issue Date: Apr-2000
Publisher: Elsevier
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)Elsevier, available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0141-9331(99)00067-8
Citation: Walters, R.M., Bradley, D.A. and Dorey, A.P. 2000. A conceptual study for a computer-based tool to support electronics design in a mechatronic environment. Microprocessors and Microsystems. 24(2): pp.51-61. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0141-9331(99)00067-8
Abstract: Mechatronics requires the integration of a range of technologies, often with conflicting requirements. This problem is particularly complex with respect to the electronic element of a mechatronic system where there are currently no computer-based tools available to support and assist the design team during the early, decision making, stages of the design process. The paper describes a concept study for a computer-based design support tool based on the use of functional modelling and operating in the electronic domain which will enable the electronics designer to rapidly evaluate differing design strategies. Operation of the proposed tool is illustrated by a design case study.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/1019
ISSN: 0141-9331
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