Issue No. 04 - July/August (2002 vol. 19)
<p>The "formal verification method: Getting around the Brick Wall" panel at the 2002 Design Automation Conference highlighted the industrial emergence of assertion-based verification and the need to go beyond current methods. Moderator David Dill initiated a discussion on the three brick walls to formal verifcation methods: handling high computational complexity, formulating properties to check, and characterizing the set of legal inputs to the design under verification. The panelists addressed moving to higher abstraction levels and assertion-based.verification as two strategies to solve these problems.</p>
A. Gupta, "Assertion-based verification turns the corner," in IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 19, no. , pp. 131-132, 2002.