Avner Landver

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In this paper we describe the ForSpec Temporal Logic (FTL), the new temporal property-specification logic of ForSpec, Intel’s new formal specification language. The key features of FTL are as follows: it is a linear temporal logic, based on Pnueli’s LTL, it is based on a rich set of logical and arithmetical operations on bit vectors to describe state(More)
RuleBase is a formal verification tool, developed by the IBM Haifa Research Laboratory. It is the result of three years of experience in practical formal verification of hardware which, we believe, has been a key factor in bringing the tool to its current level of maturity. We present the tool, including several unique features, and summarize our usage(More)
RuleBase is a symbolic model checking tool, developed by the IBM Haifa Research Laboratory. It is the result of four years of experience in practical formal verification of hardware which, we believe, has been a key factor in bringing the tool to its current level of maturity. Our experience shows that after a short training period, designers can operate(More)
In this paper, we present a verification methodology that integrates formal verification techniques with verification by simulation, thereby providing means for generating simulation test suites that ensure coverage. We derive the test suites by means of BDD-based symbolic techniques for describing and traversing the implementation state space. In our(More)
Let κ be a regular cardinal. Consider the Baire numbers of the spaces (2)κ for various θ ≥ κ. Let l be the number of such different Baire numbers. Models of set theory with l = 1 or l = 2 are known and it is also known that l is finite. We show here that if κ > ω, then l could be any given finite number. The Baire number of a topological space with no(More)
We show that (θ) implies that there is a first countable<θ-collectionwise Hausdorff space that is not weakly θ-collectionwise Hausdorff. We also show that in the model obtained by Levy collapsing a weakly compact (supercompact) cardinal to ω2, first countable א1-collectionwise Hausdorff spaces are weakly א2-collectionwise Hausdorff (weakly collectionwise(More)