Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 1997
This paper describes the T-Ruby system for designing VLSI circuits, starting from formal specifications in which they are described in terms of relational abstractions of their behaviour. The design process involves correctness-preserving transformations based on proved equivalences between relations, together with the addition of constraints. A class of implementable relations is defined. The tool enables such relations to be simulated or translated into a circuit description in VHDL. The design process is illustrated by the derivation of a circuit for 2-dimensional convolution.
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- Hardware description languages, Relational specification, Ruby, Correctness-preserving transformations, Synchronous circuit design