Design and Verification of Microprocessor Systems for High-Assurance Applications / Edition 1

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Microprocessors increasingly control and monitor our most critical systems, including automobiles, airliners, medical systems, transportation grids, and defense systems. The relentless march of semiconductor process technology has given engineers exponentially increasing transistor budgets at constant recurring cost. This has encouraged increased functional integration onto a single die, as well as increased architectural sophistication of the functional units themselves. Additionally, design cycle times are decreasing, thus putting increased schedule pressure on engineers. Not surprisingly, this environment has led to a number of uncaught design flaws. Traditional simulation-based design verification has not kept up with the scale or pace of modern microprocessor system design. Formal verification methods offer the promise of improved bug-finding capability, as well as the ability to establish functional correctness of a detailed design relative to a high-level specification. However, widespread use of formal methods has had to await breakthroughs in automated reasoning, integration with engineering design languages and processes, scalability, and usability.

This book presents several breakthrough design and verification techniques that allow these powerful formal methods to be employed in the real world of high-assurance microprocessor system design.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441915382
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

ACL2 and Its Applications to Digital System Verification Matt Kaufmann J Strother Moore 1

A Mechanically Verified Commercial SRT Divider David M. Russinoff 23

Use of Formal Verification at Centaur Technology Warren A. Hunt Jr Sol Swords Jared Davis Anna Slobodova 65

Designing Tunable, Verifiable Cryptographic Hardware Using Cryptol Sally Browning Philip Weaver 89

Verifying Pipelines with BAT Panagiotis Manolios Sudarshan K. Srinivasan 145

Formal Verification of Partition Management for the AAMP7G Microprocessor Matthew M. Wilding David A. Greve Raymond J. Richards David S. Hardin 175

Compiling Higher Order Logic by Proof Konrad Slind Guodong Li Scott Owens 193

Specification and Verification of ARM Hardware and Software Anthony C. J. Fox Michael J. C. Gordon Magnus O. Myreen 221

Information Security Modeling and Analysis David A. Greve 249

Modeling and Security Analysis of a Commercial Real-Time Operating System Kernel Raymond J. Richards 301

Refinement in the Formal Verification of the seL4 Microkernel Gerwin Klein Thomas Sewell Simon Winwood 323

Specification and Checking of Software Contracts for Conditional Information Flow Torben Amtoft John Hatcliff Edwin Rodríguez Robby Jonathan Hoag David Greve 341

Model Checking Information Flow Michael W. Whalen David A. Greve Lucas G. Wagner 381

Index 429

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