Introduction to Formal Hardware Verification by Thomas KropfIntroduction to Formal Hardware Verification by Thomas Kropf

Introduction to Formal Hardware Verification

byThomas Kropf

Paperback | December 9, 2010

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This advanced textbook presents an almost complete overview of techniques for hardware verification. It covers all approaches used in existing tools, such as binary and word-level decision diagrams, symbolic methods for equivalence and temporal logic model checking, and introduces the use of higher-order logic theorem proving for verifying circuit correctness. Each chapter contains an introduction and a summary as well as a section for the advanced reader, aiding an understanding of the advantages and limitations of each technique. Backed by many examples and illustrations, this text will appeal to a broad audience, from beginners in system design to experts. XXXXXXX Neuer Text This is a complete overview of existing techniques for hardware verification. It covers all approaches used in existing verification tools, such as symbolic methods for equivalence checking, temporal logic model checking, and higher-order logic theorem proving for verifying circuit correctness. The book helps readers to understand the advantages and limitations of each technique. Each chapter contains a summary as well as a section for the advanced reader.
Title:Introduction to Formal Hardware VerificationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:299 pagesPublished:December 9, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:364208477X

ISBN - 13:9783642084775

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Setting the Context; Circuit Design; Fighting Design Errors; Verification versus Validation; Hardware Verification; The Success of Formal Hardware Verification; Limitations of Formal Hardware Verification; The Pragmatic Approach: Recipes for Verifying Circuits; Summary; Structure of the Book; Literature.- Boolean Functions. Motivation; Representations for Boolean Functions; Modeling Hardware Behavior; Specification, Proof Goals and Proof; Further Developments and Tools; Technical Details; Summary.- Finite State Machine Based Approaches. Motivation; Formal Basics; Modeling Hardware Behavior; Specification, Proof Goal and Proof; Further Developments; Summary.- Propositional Temporal Logics. Motivation; Formal Basics; Modeling Hardware Behavior; Specification, Proof Goal and Proof; Further Developments; Technical Details; Summary.- Higher Order Logic. Motivation; Formal Basics; Modeling Hardware Behavior; Specification and Proof; Performing Proofs; Technical Details; Conclusion.- Appendix A: Mathematical Basics; Appendix B: Axioms and Rules for CTL*; Appendix C: Axioms and Rules for Higher Order Logic.- References.- Index