HAL will be down for maintenance from Friday, June 10 at 4pm through Monday, June 13 at 9am. More information
Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Bit-Precise Formal Verification for SystemC Using Satisfiability Modulo Theories Solving

Abstract : Hardware/software codesigns are often modeled with the system level design language SystemC. Especially for safety critical applications, it is crucial to guarantee that such a design meets its requirement. In this paper, we present an approach to formally verify SystemC designs using the UCLID satisfiability modulo theories (SMT) solver. UCLID supports finite precision bitvector arithmetics. Thus, we can handle SystemC designs on a bit-precise level, which enables us to formally verify deeply integrated hardware/software systems that comprise detailed hardware models. At the same time, we exploit UCLID’s ability to handle symbolic variables and use k-inductive invariant checking for SystemC designs. With this inductive approach, we can counteract the state space explosion problem, which model checking approaches suffer from. We demonstrate the practical applicability of our approach with a SystemC design that comprises a bit- and cycle-accurate model of a UART and software that reads data from the UART.
Document type :
Conference papers
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [16 references]  Display  Hide  Download

Contributor : Hal Ifip Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Monday, August 6, 2018 - 3:10:24 PM
Last modification on : Monday, December 28, 2020 - 10:22:04 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 3:02:16 PM


Files produced by the author(s)


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License



Lydia Jaß, Paula Herber. Bit-Precise Formal Verification for SystemC Using Satisfiability Modulo Theories Solving. 5th International Embedded Systems Symposium (IESS), Nov 2015, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. pp.51-63, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-90023-0_5⟩. ⟨hal-01854165⟩



Record views


Files downloads