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A methodology for system-level design for verifiability

  • Paolo Camurati
  • Fulvio Corno
  • Paolo Prinetto
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 683)

Abstract

Working at system level is attracting increasing interest. New issues must be taken into account, such as validation and verification at all steps. This paper presents a system-level design methodology that supports verification. Starting from a description in a proper subset of VHDL, a Petri Net description is obtained and used for validation purposes and for building the corresponding automaton. An efficient BDD-based tool for Process Algebra manipulation supports formal equivalence proofs. Experimental results show that the approach is feasible also for real-size industrial cases.

Keywords

Label Transition System Hardware Description Language Symbolic Model Check Elementary Building Block VHDL Description 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Camurati
    • 1
  • Fulvio Corno
    • 1
  • Paolo Prinetto
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Automatica e InformaticaPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

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