Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design: First International Conference, FMCAD '96, Palo Alto, CA, USA, November 6 - 8, 1996, Proceedings / Edition 1

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design, FMCAD '96, held in Palo Alto, California, USA, in November 1996.
The 25 revised full papers presented were selected from a total of 65 submissions; also included are three invited survey papers and four tutorial contributions. The volume covers all relevant formal aspects of work in computer-aided systems design, including verification, synthesis, and testing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540619376
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/6/1996
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, #1166
  • Edition description: 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 478
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

The need for formal methods for integrated circuit design.- Verification of all circuits in a floating-point unit using word-level model checking.- *BMDs can delay the use of theorem proving for verifying arithmetic assembly instructions.- Modular verification of multipliers.- Verification of IEEE compliant subtractive division algorithms.- Hierarchical verification of two-dimensional high-speed multiplication in PVS: A case study.- Experiments in automating hardware verification using inductive proof planning.- Verifying nondeterministic implementations of deterministic systems.- A methodology for processor implementation verification.- Coverage-directed test generation using symbolic techniques.- Self-consistency checking.- Inverting the abstraction mapping: A methodology for hardware verification.- Validity checking for combinations of theories with equality.- A unified approach for combining different formalisms for hardware verification.- Verification using uninterpreted functions and finite instantiations.- Formal verification of the Island Tunnel Controller using Multiway Decision Graphs.- VIS.- PVS: Combining specification, proof checking, and model checking.- HOL Light: A tutorial introduction.- A tutorial on digital design derivation using DRS.- ACL2 theorems about commercial microprocessors.- Formal synthesis in circuit design — A classification and survey.- Formal specification and verification of VHDL.- Specification of control flow properties for verification of synthesized VHDL designs.- An algebraic model of correctness for superscalar microprocessors.- Mechanically checking a lemma used in an automatic verification tool.- Automatic generation of invariants in processor verification.- A brief study of BDD package performance.- Local encoding transformations for optimizing OBDD-representations of finite state machines.- Decomposition techniques for efficient ROBDD construction.- BDDs vs. Zero-Suppressed BDDs: for CTL symbolic model checking of Petri nets.- HDL-based integration of formal methods and CAD tools in the PREVAIL environment.

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