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Improving System Specification with UML



All projects starts with a specification. This could be anything from a drawing on a napkin to formal documents with requirements or it may even be more specific in the form of implementation code. The specification is the foundation upon which the system is built on and if it is incomplete, incorrect or unclear the system could be built incorrectly.

The basis of the specification is that it needs to be complete and precise and also that it should be unambiguos. However if the specification is not captured in a way that is easy to maintain and understand you can quickly start to get problems in keeping the specification in line with the project. With UML you get a formal language and method of specifying a model that is precise and unambigous that can be easily communicated and understood between project members.

What You Will Learn

  • An understanding of why clear and precise specifications are necessary
  • The basic concepts of UML and how it helps constructing more precise and clear specifications
  • xtUML can extend this into automated ways for generating code directly from the specification

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Hakan Pettersson

As European Applications Engineer, Håkan Pettersson is working with major system and electronic companies for the development of Electronic System Level (ESL) methodologies. Håkans expertise lies in electronic design automation as well as ASIC/FPGA design. He joined Mentor Graphics 12 years ago working in the field on subjects such as verification, RTL synthesis and high level synthesis. He is now also working with our BridgePoint tool covering xtUML.

Prior to Mentor Graphics Håkan has been working with different FPGA distributors in Sweden focusing on supporting the EDA tools for the FPGA design process. Håkan holds a master in mechanical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Who Should View

  • Project manager
  • SW architect
  • System Designers

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