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Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science #0031: Higher Order Logic and Hardware Verificationby T. F. Melham
Synopses & Reviews
Dr. Melham shows here how formal logic can be used to specify the behavior of hardware designs and reason about their correctness. A primary theme of the book is the use of abstraction in hardware specification and verification. The author describes how certain fundamental abstraction mechanisms for hardware verification can be formalized in logic and used to express assertions about design correctness and the relative accuracy of models of hardware behavior. His approach is pragmatic and driven by examples. He also includes an introduction to higher-order logic, which is a widely used formalism in this subject, and describes how that formalism is actually used for hardware verification. The book is based in part on the author's own research as well as on graduate teaching. Thus it can be used to accompany courses on hardware verification and as a resource for research workers.
This describes solutions to the problem of ensuring the functional correctness of hardware. It considers the behaviour mathematically and verifies intended results by use of formal proof.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -157) and index.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Higher order logic and the HOL system; 3. Hardware verification using higher order logic; 4. Abstraction; 5. Data abstraction; 6. Temporal abstraction; 7. Abstraction between models; 8. Conclusions and future work; Appendices; References.
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