The Math Behind Design Automation by Tom Lee
Canadian Electronics, September 2006
“The one common framework that connects all stages of analysis and design is math. This perspective is the foundation of the newest generation of general purpose interactive math systems such as Maple from Maplesoft. These powerful system offer a range of math solvers and exploratory and knowledge tools to express, manipulate, and manage the core mathematical information accurately and naturally.
As modern engineering becomes more complex and as the timelines to innovations continue to shorten, more and more engineers are beginning to discover the benefits of comprehensive math systems in the industrial tool chain. Elimination of sign and unit errors, ability to perform “pre-simulations” on idealized models to determine feasible parameter spaces, and checking results can mean significant time savings and increased quality of design information.”
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