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Concept# Block diagram

Summary

A block diagram is a diagram of a system in which the principal parts or functions are represented by blocks connected by lines that show the relationships of the blocks. They are heavily used in engineering in hardware design, electronic design, software design, and process flow diagrams.
Block diagrams are typically used for higher level, less detailed descriptions that are intended to clarify overall concepts without concern for the details of implementation. Contrast this with the schematic diagrams and layout diagrams used in electrical engineering, which show the implementation details of electrical components and physical construction.
Usage
As an example, a block diagram of a radio is not expected to show each and every connection and dial and switch, but the schematic diagram is. The schematic diagram of a radio does not show the width of each connection in the printed circuit board, but the layout does.
To make an analogy to the map making world, a block diagr

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SystemC-AMS currently offers modelling formalisms with specialised solvers mainly focussing on the electrical domain. There is a need to improve its modelling capabilities concerning conservative continuous time systems involving the interaction of several physical domains and their interaction with nonconservative digital control components. Bond graphs unify the description of multi-domain systems by modelling the energy flow between the electrical and non-electrical components. They integrate well with block diagrams describing the signal processing part of a system. It is proposed to develop an extension to the current SystemC-AMS prototype, which shall implement the bond graph methodology as a new Model of Computation (MoC).

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