Publikation

PolyAdd: Polynomial Formal Verification of Adder Circuits

Rolf Drechsler

In: 24th IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (DDECS). IEEE International Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems (DDECS-2021) April 7-9 Vienna/Virtual Austria 2021.

Abstrakt

Only by formal verification approaches functional correctness can be ensured. While for many circuits fast verification is possible, in other cases the approaches fail. In general no efficient algorithms can be given, since the underlying verification problem is NP-complete. In this paper we prove that for different types of adder circuits polynomial verification can be ensured based on BDDs. While it is known that the output functions for addition are polynomially bounded, we show in the following that the entire construction process can be carried out in polynomial time. This is shown for the simple Ripple Carry Adder, but also for fast adders like the Conditional Sum Adder and the Carry Look Ahead Adder. Properties about the adder function are proven and the core principle of polynomial verification is described that can also be extended to other classes of functions and circuit realizations.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence