Practical Formal Methods for Hardware Design

  • Carlos Delgado Kloos
  • Werner Damm

Part of the Research Reports Esprit book series (ESPRIT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Carlos Delgado Kloos, Werner Damm, Juan Goicolea
      Pages 1-4
  3. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Massimo Bombana, Fabrizio Ferrandi
      Pages 7-22
    3. Werner Damm, Gert Döhmen, Johannes Helbig, Peter Kelb, Rainer Schlör, Werner Grass et al.
      Pages 23-51
    4. Werner Damm, Gert Döhmen, Ronald Herrmann, Peter Kelb, Hergen Pargmann, Rainer Schlör
      Pages 52-80
    5. Werner Grass, Wolf-Dieter Tiedemann, Carlos Delgado Kloos, André Marin López
      Pages 81-96
  4. Industrial Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Massimo Bombana, Patrizia Cavalloro, Fabrizio Ferrandi, Fernanda Salice
      Pages 132-158
    3. Ronald Herrmann, Jörg Bormann, Thomas Filkorn, Jörg Lohse, Hans-Albert Schneider
      Pages 159-172
  5. Technical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Andreas Scholz, Thomas Filkorn, Jörg Lohse, Hans-Albert Schneider, Erik Tidén, Peter Warkentin
      Pages 175-183
    3. Nick Chapman, Simon Finn, Michael P. Fourman
      Pages 184-216
    4. Luis Entrena, Serafín Olcoz, Juan Goicolea
      Pages 217-228
    5. Wolf-Dieter Tiedemann, Stefan Lenk, Christian Grobe, Werner Grass, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Andrés Marín López et al.
      Pages 229-265
    6. Andrés Marín López, Carlos Delgado Kloos, Tomás Robles Valladares, Tomás de Miguel Moro
      Pages 266-293

About this book


Formal methods for hardware design still find limited use in industry. Yet current practice has to change to cope with decreasing design times and increasing quality requirements. This research report presents results from the Esprit project FORMAT (formal methods in hardware verification) which involved the collaboration of the enterprises Siemens, Italtel, Telefonica I+D, TGI, and AHL, the research institute OFFIS, and the universities of Madrid and Passau. The work presented involves advanced specification languages for hardware design that are intuitive to the designer, like timing diagrams and state based languages, as well as their relation to VHDL and formal languages like temporal logic and a process-algebraic calculus. The results of experimental tests of the tools are also presented.


Design aids Entwurfswerkezeuge Formal models Hardware description languages Hardware-Beschreibungssprachen Mechanical verfication Mechanische Verifikation Specification techniques Spezifikationstechniken VHDL VLSI formal verification verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos Delgado Kloos
    • 1
  • Werner Damm
    • 2
  1. 1.Depto. IngenieríaUniversidad Carlos III de MadridLeganés/MadridSpain
  2. 2.Fachbereich Informatik, Abt. RechnerarchitekturUniversität OldenburgOldenburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-62007-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60641-0
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