Structuring and Automating Hardware Proofs in a Higher-Order Theorem-Proving Environment

@article{Kumar1993StructuringAA,
  title={Structuring and Automating Hardware Proofs in a Higher-Order Theorem-Proving Environment},
  author={Ramayya Kumar and Klaus Schneider and Thomas Kropf},
  journal={Formal Methods in System Design},
  year={1993},
  volume={2},
  pages={165-223}
}
In this article we present a structured approach to formal hardware verification by modeling circuits at the register-transfer level using a restricted form of higher-order logic. This restricted form of higher-order logic is sufficient for obtaining succinct descriptions of hierarchically designed register-transfer circuits. By exploiting the structure of the underlying hardware proofs and limiting the form of descriptions used, we have attained nearly complete automation in proving the… CONTINUE READING

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