Design and Verification of Microprocessor Systems for High-Assurance Applications

  • David S. Hardin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Matt Kaufmann, J Strother Moore
    Pages 1-21
  3. David M. Russinoff
    Pages 23-63
  4. Warren A. Hunt Jr., Sol Swords, Jared Davis, Anna Slobodova
    Pages 65-88
  5. Sally Browning, Philip Weaver
    Pages 89-143
  6. Panagiotis Manolios, Sudarshan K. Srinivasan
    Pages 145-174
  7. Matthew M. Wilding, David A. Greve, Raymond J. Richards, David S. Hardin
    Pages 175-191
  8. Konrad Slind, Guodong Li, Scott Owens
    Pages 193-220
  9. Anthony C. J. Fox, Michael J. C. Gordon, Magnus O. Myreen
    Pages 221-247
  10. David A. Greve
    Pages 249-299
  11. Gerwin Klein, Thomas Sewell, Simon Winwood
    Pages 323-339
  12. Torben Amtoft, John Hatcliff, Edwin Rodríguez, Robby, Jonathan Hoag, David Greve
    Pages 341-379
  13. Michael W. Whalen, David A. Greve, Lucas G. Wagner
    Pages 381-428
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 429-436

About this book


Design and Verification of Microprocessor Systems for High-Assurance Applications

Edited by:

David S. Hardin

This book examines several leading-edge design and verification technologies that have been successfully applied to microprocessor systems  for high-assurance applications at various levels – from arithmetic circuits to microcode to instruction sets to operating systems to applications. We focus on recent hardware, software, and system designs that have actually been built and deployed, and feature systems that have been certified at high Evaluation Assurance Levels, namely the Rockwell Collins AAMP7G microprocessor (EAL7) and the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178B separation kernel (EAL6+). The contributing authors to this book have endeavored to bring forth truly new material on significant, modern design and verification efforts; many of the results described herein were obtained only within the past year.

  • Offers practical case studies of the successful application of formal methods at several different levels of real-world microprocessor system design;
  • Discusses high-robustness design techniques that support formal verification;
  • Shows how "Design for Verification" can become "Design with Verification", using modern verification tool suites that can readily import engineering designs;
  • Features chapters written by practitioners who have achieved the highest assurance Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) certifications defined by the Common Criteria;
  • Formally develops the "GWV" family of information flow theorems used in recent EAL6+ and EAL7 certifications;
  • Explains how designs expressed in new model-based development languages can be analyzed and verified;
  • Demonstrates ways in which various kinds of formal verification tools can be utilized in combination to achieve a final verification result.


Design Debugging Formal Verification Model Checking Verification of Microprocessors architecture control debugging design formal methods model modeling semiconductor simulation transistor

Editors and affiliations

  • David S. Hardin
    • 1
  1. 1.Rockwell Collins, Inc.Cedar RapidsUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1538-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1539-9
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