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Formal and Practical Techniques for the Complex System Design Process using Virtual Prototypes

Pascal Pieper; Rolf Drechsler
Springer, 2024.


This book deals with formal and practical approaches for early fast modeling and verification of complex digital processor hardware and software using SystemC-based virtual prototypes. As a special focus, modeling approaches of instruction-level behavior of System-on-Chips and the connected off-chip digital devices are addressed. Featured verification approaches are based on symbolic execution of simulated hardware devices or on classical discrete execution of the whole system with dynamic data flow tracking. The approaches are accompanied by Case-Studies that develop and build on top of an open-source RISC-V SoC simulation.