Automating Formal Verification of Customized Soft - Processors

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Topic: Data Centers
Format: PDF
Soft - processors, instruction processors implemented in FPGA technology, are often customizable to support domain-specific optimization. However the correctness of customized soft - processors, executing the associated machine code, is often not obvious. This paper proposes a novel approach for verifying the implementation of an application program for a customized soft - processor, based on the ACL2 theorem prover. The correctness proof involves verifying a machine code program executing on the target hardware device against a high-level specification of the application program.

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