Spring 2016 Mon-Wed
11:00-12:20 PM Location: Caruth Hall 161
Mitch Thornton, Caruth Hall 481, email@example.com
Mon, Wed: 10:00-10:50AM in Caruth 481, or by email appointment
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Li, L. and Thornton, M.A., Digital System Verification: A Combined Formal Methods and Simulation Framework, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, California, ISBN 9781608451784 (hardcopy), ISBN 9781608451791 (eBook), February 2010.
Use of the gcc compiler, working knowledge of the Linux operating system, elementary C lanuage programming, the Linux make utility.
1. Kropf, T., Introduction
to Formal Hardware Hardware Verification,
Springer-Verlag, 2000, ISBN 3-540-65445-3.
2. Meinel, C. and Theobold, T., Algorithms
and Data Structures in VLSI Design, Springer, 1998, ISBN 3-540-64486-5.
3. Huang, S.-Y. and Cheng, K.-T., Formal
Equivalence Checking and Design Debugging, Kluwer
Academic Publishers (now merged with Springer), 1998, ISBN 0-7923-8184-X
4. Clarke, E.M., Grumberg, O., and Peled, D.A., Model
Checking, The MIT Press, 1999, ISBN 0-262-03270-8.
5. Miller, D.M. and Thornton, M.A., Multiple Valued Logic Concepts and Representations, 2008, ISBN 1-59829-190-4.
Detecting and correcting integrated circuit
design errors before device fabrication is an increasingly complex and costly
problem. A large amount of effort is expended in the design
verification and validation process in industry. This course will
survey the most common approaches used in industry and in other research
environments. Tradeoffs between formal methods and validation
techniques will be emphasized and commercial state-of-the-art software tools
will be used. Topics to be considered are equivalence checking, model
checking, theorem proving and advanced topics in validation and
Knowledge of basic discrete mathematics, ability to program in a language
such as C, and basic digital design principles. Data structure knowledge useful but not absolutely required.
(Student Acknowledgement Form)
- Formal Verification
- Equivalence Checking
- Model Checking