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Tools and frameworks for SDL processing

Please feel free to suggest further tools or submit change requests by email to Eric Bodden or Michael Weber.

GUI based SDL Editors

ObjectGeode

Type
Framework
URL
http://www.telelogic.com/products/additional/objectgeode/overview.cfm
License
Commercial product
Platforms / OS' / Runtime
Windows >= 9x
Version assessed here
n/a
Status
Probably the most professional SDL product around; many toolsets like sdl2if build on top of  ObjectGeode's API
Features / SDL support

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JADE

Type
GUI framework for SDL/GR, purpose: provide plugin extension ports for other tools
URL
http://www.dcc.ufmg.br/~coelho/jade.html
License
Binary free for non-commercial use; source code or commercial use on demand
Platforms / OS' / Runtime
Java
Version assessed here
0.5
Status
Very buggy, constrained and slow; probably abandoned
Features / SDL support
unknown

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Cinderella

Type
GUI editor for SDL/GR
URL
http://www.cinderella.dk/
License
Try before buy 
Platforms / OS' / Runtime
Windows >= 95
Version assessed here
1.3
Status
Mature tool, however with a slight lack of usability.
Features / SDL support Fully supported:
  • SDL-92
  • SDL-96
  • Z.105
  • This includes concepts like context parameters, select definitions, channel substructures and integrated use of SDL and ASN.1.
Virtually no support for SDL-2000.

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SanDri-La

Type
Plugin for MS Visio
URL
http://www.sandrila.pherber.com
License
Constrained freeware and commercial product
Platforms / OS' / Runtime
Windows Platforms supported by MS Visio
Version assessed here
n/a
Status
n/a
Features / SDL support
  • Complete SDL Application
  • Uses Visio engine for drawing functions
  • Save in Visio file format.
  • Save in graphical format (GIF etc)
  • Save as XML (Visio 2002 only)
  • Printing
  • Cut, copy, paste & duplicate
  • Add colour to any diagram
  • Font selection
  • All SDL-2000, MSC-2000 and TTCN diagram types
  • All SDL-2000, MSC-2000 and TTCN symbols
  • Legacy SDL-88 and SDL-92 diagram types
  • Process/Procedure diagram syntax check
  • Process/Procedure diagram state analysis

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SAFIRE-SDL

Type
Toolset
URL
http://www.safire-sdl.com/safire_sdl.htm
License
Constrained freeware and commercial product
Platforms / OS' / Runtime
Windows >= 9x
Version assessed here
n/a
Status
not testified here; from the vendor: "Professional SDL Tool"
Features / SDL support From the vendor:
"SAFIRE-SDL has been designed specifically for rapid prototyping and validation of signaling systems.  Using a graphical representation based on
international standards such as SDL, UML, MSC, ASN.1 and TTCN, SAFIRE-SDL is intuitive and easy to learn.
With conventional languages like C, C++ and Java, the implementation and validation of signaling systems incurs significant development and
maintenance overhead. With SAFIRE-SDL the specification of a system is executed directly, achieving visible results faster and more reliably.
For standard requirements there are signaling libraries and physical interfaces available as plug-in modules.
SAFIRE-SDL is compliant with SDL+ the simplest, useful enhanced SDL-Subset of SDL 2000. SDL+ is promoted by SDL Task Force consortium (see http://www.sdl-task-force.org) and is currently under revision by ITU-T. Please find attached a table, comparing the most important language
elements of  SDL+ , SDL-96 and SDL 2000, and a datasheet with a brief description of our software."

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