Formal validation of an integrated circuit design style.
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Published by University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory in Cambridge .
Written in English

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SeriesTechnical report -- No.115
ContributionsUniversity of Cambridge. Computer Laboratory.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages29
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Open LibraryOL13934402M

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Formal Verification (FV) enables a designer to directly analyze and mathematically explore the quality or other aspects of a Register Transfer Level (RTL) design without using simulations. This can reduce time spent validating designs and more quickly reach a final design for manufacturing. formal verification methods to provide an effective design validation tool, referred as Integrated Design Validation (IDV). The novelty in this approach consists of three components, circuit complexity analysis, partitioning based on design hierarchy, and coverage analysis. The circuit complexityFile Size: KB. Formal Verification: An Essential Toolkit for Modern VLSI Design presents practical approaches for design and validation, with hands-on advice to help working engineers integrate these techniques into their work. Formal Verification (FV) enables a designer to directly analyze and mathematically explore the quality or other aspects of a Register. A variety of formal and semiformal validation techniques applicable to systems expressible as finite state machine models are discussed. Combinational equivalence checking of register transfer level circuits is the most widely adopted formal validation technology used in integrated circuit design flows.

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