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DOI: 10.4230/DARTS.5.2.14
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de Muijnck-Hughes, Jan ; Vanderbauwhede, Wim

A Typing Discipline for Hardware Interfaces (Artifact)

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Abstract

Modern Systems-on-a-Chip (SoC) are constructed by composition of IP (Intellectual Property) Cores with the communication between these IP Cores being governed by well described interaction protocols. However, there is a disconnect between the machine readable specification of these protocols and the verification of their implementation in known hardware description languages. Although tools can be written to address such a separation of concerns, such tooling is often hand written and used to check hardware designs a posteriori. We have developed a dependent type-system and proof-of-concept modelling language to reason about the physical structure of hardware interfaces respective to user provided descriptions. Our type-system provides correct-by-construction guarantees that the interfaces on an IP Core will be well-typed if they adhere to a specified standard.

BibTeX - Entry

@Article{demuijnckhughes_et_al:DARTS:2019:10791,
  author =	{Jan de Muijnck-Hughes and Wim Vanderbauwhede},
  title =	{{A Typing Discipline for Hardware Interfaces (Artifact)}},
  pages =	{14:1--14:3},
  journal =	{Dagstuhl Artifacts Series},
  ISSN =	{2509-8195},
  year =	{2019},
  volume =	{5},
  number =	{2},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2019/10791},
  doi =		{10.4230/DARTS.5.2.14},
  annote =	{Keywords: System-on-a-Chip, AXI, Dependent Types, Substructural Typing}
}

Keywords: System-on-a-Chip, AXI, Dependent Types, Substructural Typing
Seminar: Special Issue of the 33rd European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2019)
Related Scholarly Article: https://dx.doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ECOOP.2019.6
Issue Date: 2019
Date of publication: 12.07.2019


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