Issue No. 05 - September/October (1990 vol. 7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.57892
<p>The application of modern functional languages and supporting verification technology to a scaled-down but realistic microprocessor is described. The model is of an infinite stream of machine instructions consuming an infinite stream of interrupt signals and is specified at two levels: instruction and hardware design. A correctness criterion is stated for an appropriate sense of equivalent behavior of these levels and proved using a mechanically supported induction argument. The functional-language-based verification system Clio and the Mini Cayuga microprocessor are described. The formal specification and verification process are examined in detail.</p>
pipelined microprocessor; modern functional languages; verification technology; infinite stream; machine instructions; interrupt signals; hardware design; correctness criterion; mechanically supported induction argument; functional-language-based verification system Clio; Mini Cayuga microprocessor; formal specification; verification process; functional programming; microprocessor chips; parallel architectures; parallel machines; program verification
M. Bickford and M. Srivas, "Formal Verification of a Pipelined Microprocessor," in IEEE Software, vol. 7, no. , pp. 52-64, 1990.