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Hardware verification using monadic second-order logic

  • David A. Basin
  • Nils Klarlund
Session 2: Invited Talk
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 939)

Abstract

We show how the second-order monadic theory of strings can be used to specify hardware components and their behavior. This logic admits a decision procedure and counter-model generator based on canonical automata for formulas. We have used a system implementing these concepts to verify, or find errors in, a number of circuits proposed in the literature. The techniques we use make it easier to identify regularity in circuits, including those that are parameterized or have parameterized behavioral specifications. Our proofs are semantic and do not require lemmas or induction as would be needed when employing a conventional theory of strings as a recursive data type.

Keywords

Decision Procedure Regular Language Arithmetic Logic Unit Combinational Logic Circuit Parameterized Hardware 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Basin
    • 1
  • Nils Klarlund
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für InformatikSaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science University of AarhusBRICSAarhus CDenmark
  3. 3.Basic Research in Computer ScienceCentre of the Danish National Research FoundationDenmark

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