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MCSE Methodology Overview

MCSE Methodology Overview

The Méthodologie de Conception des Systèmes Electroniques (MCSE) methodology, also known as CoMES–Co-design Methodology for Electronic Systems, is based on a top-down design process.

A design process consists of a series of steps that transform an input (specifications) into an output (solution) passed as input to the next step. The steps are done according a design process model. Several process models have been suggested and experimented: waterfall model, V model, spiral model, contractual model, etc. If any design process model can be defined and applied, it is crucial that the meaning, goal, inputs, and outputs for each step are clearly defined.

The MCSE design process organizes the required steps in a top-down manner. Designers can work simultaneously on several steps given that they respect dependencies between steps and design choices. The flow is not continuous, as additional verification activities, resulting in a backward flow, are necessary to correct and/or enhance solutions.

In addition, the MCSE design process enables design traceability as well as IP capitalization and reuse at every design stage. Forward and backward traceability between steps is enforced to:
• Capture the relations between initial requirements and all subsequent design models.
• Manage potential changes in requirements.

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