Finding Your Way Through Formal Verification

Finding Your Way Through Formal Verification
Author: Bernard Murphy,Manish Pandey,Sean Safarpour
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2018-03-06
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 198627411X

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There are already many books on formal verification, from academic to application-centric, and from tutorials for beginners to guides for advanced users. Many are excellent for their intended purpose; we recommend a few at the end of this book. But most start from the assumption that you have already committed to becoming a hands-on expert (or in some cases that you already are an expert). We feel that detailed tutorials are not the easiest place to extract the introductory view many of us are looking for - background, a general idea of how methods work, applications and how formal verification is managed in the overall verification objective. Since we're writing for a fairly wide audience, we cover some topics that some of you may consider elementary (why verification is hard), some we hope will be of general interest (elementary understanding of the technology) and others that may not immediately interest some readers (setting up a formal verification team). What we intentionally do not cover at all is how to become a hands-on expert.

SAT Based Scalable Formal Verification Solutions

SAT Based Scalable Formal Verification Solutions
Author: Malay Ganai,Aarti Gupta
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2007-05-26
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780387691671

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This book provides an engineering insight into how to provide a scalable and robust verification solution with ever increasing design complexity and sizes. It describes SAT-based model checking approaches and gives engineering details on what makes model checking practical. The book brings together the various SAT-based scalable emerging technologies and techniques covered can be synergistically combined into a scalable solution.

Formal Verification

Formal Verification
Author: Erik Seligman,Tom Schubert,M. V. Achutha Kiran Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2023-05-26
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780323956130

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Formal Verification: An Essential Toolkit for Modern VLSI Design, Second Edition presents practical approaches for design and validation, with hands-on advice to help working engineers integrate these techniques into their work. Formal Verification (FV) enables a designer to directly analyze and mathematically explore the quality or other aspects of a Register Transfer Level (RTL) design without using simulations. This can reduce time spent validating designs and more quickly reach a final design for manufacturing. Building on a basic knowledge of SystemVerilog, this book demystifies FV and presents the practical applications that are bringing it into mainstream design and validation processes. Every chapter in the second edition has been updated to reflect evolving FV practices and advanced techniques. In addition, a new chapter, Formal Signoff on Real Projects, provides guidelines for implementing signoff quality FV, completely replacing some simulation tasks with significantly more productive FV methods. After reading this book, readers will be prepared to introduce FV in their organization to effectively deploy FV techniques that increase design and validation productivity. Covers formal verification algorithms that help users gain full coverage without exhaustive simulation Helps readers understand formal verification tools and how they differ from simulation tools Shows how to create instant testbenches to gain insights into how models work and to find initial bugs Presents insights from Intel insiders who share their hard-won knowledge and solutions to complex design problems

Advanced Formal Verification

Advanced Formal Verification
Author: Rolf Drechsler
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2007-05-08
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781402025303

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Advanced Formal Verification shows the latest developments in the verification domain from the perspectives of the user and the developer. World leading experts describe the underlying methods of today's verification tools and describe various scenarios from industrial practice. In the first part of the book the core techniques of today's formal verification tools, such as SAT and BDDs are addressed. In addition, multipliers, which are known to be difficult, are studied. The second part gives insight in professional tools and the underlying methodology, such as property checking and assertion based verification. Finally, analog components have to be considered to cope with complete system on chip designs.

Formal Verification of Floating Point Hardware Design

Formal Verification of Floating Point Hardware Design
Author: David M. Russinoff
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2018-10-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319955131

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This is the first book to focus on the problem of ensuring the correctness of floating-point hardware designs through mathematical methods. Formal Verification of Floating-Point Hardware Design advances a verification methodology based on a unified theory of register-transfer logic and floating-point arithmetic that has been developed and applied to the formal verification of commercial floating-point units over the course of more than two decades, during which the author was employed by several major microprocessor design companies. The book consists of five parts, the first two of which present a rigorous exposition of the general theory based on the first principles of arithmetic. Part I covers bit vectors and the bit manipulation primitives, integer and fixed-point encodings, and bit-wise logical operations. Part II addresses the properties of floating-point numbers, the formats in which they are encoded as bit vectors, and the various modes of floating-point rounding. In Part III, the theory is extended to the analysis of several algorithms and optimization techniques that are commonly used in commercial implementations of elementary arithmetic operations. As a basis for the formal verification of such implementations, Part IV contains high-level specifications of correctness of the basic arithmetic instructions of several major industry-standard floating-point architectures, including all details pertaining to the handling of exceptional conditions. Part V illustrates the methodology, applying the preceding theory to the comprehensive verification of a state-of-the-art commercial floating-point unit. All of these results have been formalized in the logic of the ACL2 theorem prover and mechanically checked to ensure their correctness. They are presented here, however, in simple conventional mathematical notation. The book presupposes no familiarity with ACL2, logic design, or any mathematics beyond basic high school algebra. It will be of interest to verification engineers as well as arithmetic circuit designers who appreciate the value of a rigorous approach to their art, and is suitable as a graduate text in computer arithmetic.

Deductive Software Verification The KeY Book

Deductive Software Verification     The KeY Book
Author: Wolfgang Ahrendt,Bernhard Beckert,Richard Bubel,Reiner Hähnle,Peter H. Schmitt,Mattias Ulbrich
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 714
Release: 2016-12-19
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9783319498126

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Static analysis of software with deductive methods is a highly dynamic field of research on the verge of becoming a mainstream technology in software engineering. It consists of a large portfolio of - mostly fully automated - analyses: formal verification, test generation, security analysis, visualization, and debugging. All of them are realized in the state-of-art deductive verification framework KeY. This book is the definitive guide to KeY that lets you explore the full potential of deductive software verification in practice. It contains the complete theory behind KeY for active researchers who want to understand it in depth or use it in their own work. But the book also features fully self-contained chapters on the Java Modeling Language and on Using KeY that require nothing else than familiarity with Java. All other chapters are accessible for graduate students (M.Sc. level and beyond). The KeY framework is free and open software, downloadable from the book companion website which contains also all code examples mentioned in this book.

Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods Verification and Validation Industrial Practice

Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods  Verification and Validation  Industrial Practice
Author: Tiziana Margaria,Bernhard Steffen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 537
Release: 2018-10-29
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9783030034276

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The four-volume set LNCS 11244, 11245, 11246, and 11247 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation, ISoLA 2018, held in Limassol, Cyprus, in October/November 2018. The papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the proceedings. Each volume focusses on an individual topic with topical section headings within the volume: Part I, Modeling: Towards a unified view of modeling and programming; X-by-construction, STRESS 2018. Part II, Verification: A broader view on verification: from static to runtime and back; evaluating tools for software verification; statistical model checking; RERS 2018; doctoral symposium. Part III, Distributed Systems: rigorous engineering of collective adaptive systems; verification and validation of distributed systems; and cyber-physical systems engineering. Part IV, Industrial Practice: runtime verification from the theory to the industry practice; formal methods in industrial practice - bridging the gap; reliable smart contracts: state-of-the-art, applications, challenges and future directions; and industrial day.

Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods Verification and Validation Technologies for Mastering Change

Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods  Verification and Validation  Technologies for Mastering Change
Author: Tiziana Margaria,Bernhard Steffen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 547
Release: 2014-09-26
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9783662452349

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The two-volume set LNCS 8802 and LNCS 8803 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation, ISoLA 2014, held in Imperial, Corfu, Greece, in October 2014. The total of 67 full papers was carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the proceedings. Featuring a track introduction to each section, the papers are organized in topical sections named: evolving critical systems; rigorous engineering of autonomic ensembles; automata learning; formal methods and analysis in software product line engineering; model-based code generators and compilers; engineering virtualized systems; statistical model checking; risk-based testing; medical cyber-physical systems; scientific workflows; evaluation and reproducibility of program analysis; processes and data integration in the networked healthcare; semantic heterogeneity in the formal development of complex systems. In addition, part I contains a tutorial on automata learning in practice; as well as the preliminary manifesto to the LNCS Transactions on the Foundations for Mastering Change with several position papers. Part II contains information on the industrial track and the doctoral symposium and poster session.