∗ Graph–oriented visualisations enabling the reader to understand the requirements of future interdisciplinary design tools
∗ Guidance on information modelling languages, system classification and decomposition of systems under development
∗ Section on reuse strategies and tasks examining the practical aspects of the technique for both analogue and digital design
∗ Data management and retrieval methods including the algebra of the selection process
∗ Comprehensive appendices covering fine–grained design representations, VLSI design standards and data model extraction of a VHDL multiplier design
This timely exposition of design capture and manipulation techniques will be a boon for postgraduate electronics students and researchers. CAD engineers and electronic designers will profit from the industry examples and the practical applications of the reuse cycle.