Terminology of MLDesigner products

This section contains explanations of abbreviations and acronyms which are used in the context of Model Based Systems Engineering and the MLDesigner documentation and supplemental documents.

actor
An atomic (indivisible) function in a dataflow model of computation
ANSI
American National Standards Institute

Organization in the United States. Coordinates development of standards in fields of processes, systems and services. http://www.ansi.org

auto-fork
A fork primitive that is automatically inserted when a single output is connected to more than one input
Bash
Bourne-again shell

Bash is a command processor, typically run in a text window, allowing the user to type commands which cause actions.

BDF
Boolean Data Flow
block
A graphical representation of a model instance
block diagram
A graphical representation of a functional model that embeds a number of model components using model instances (blocks) which are connected by net objects
Blosim
Block-Diagram Simulator

A Tool for Structured Functional Simulation.

CG
Code Generation
CGC
Code Generation C
CTDE
Continuous Time/Discrete Event
DDF
Dynamic Data Flow
DE
Discrete Event
DSP
Digital Signal Processor
FIR
Finite Impulse Response
FSM
Finite State Machine. A system of states, controlled by conditions. Often used to describe and analyze sequencial control problems
HOF
Higher Order Function
IDE
Integrated Development Environment
MDSDF
Multidimensional Synchronous Data Flow
MLD_USER
The directory where the user libraries are stored, usually ~/MLD
MML
Model Markup Language
ODE
Ordinary Differential Equation
SCCS
Source Code Control System
SDF
Synchronous Data Flow
SR
Synchronous Reactive
Tcl/Tk
Tcl (Tool Command Language) / Tk (User interface toolkit)

Powerful, industrial strength prgramming language. http://www.tcl.tk

TCP
Transmission Control Protocol

TCP is one of the two original components of the suite, complementing the Internet Protocol (IP), and therefore the entire suite is commonly referred to as TCP/IP

V.22bis
ITU-T V-Series Recommendation

V.22bis is an ITU-T recommendation extending V.22 with a faster rate using QAM modulation at 600 baud to carry digital data at 2400 or 1200 bit/s. The 1200 bit/s mode is compatible with V.22.

VHDL
VHSIC - Hardware Description Language
VHSIC
Very-High-Speed Integrated Circuits