“Non-intrusive Runtime Verification within a System-on-Chip”

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José Rufino, Felix Dino Lange, Martin Leucker, Torben Scheffel, Malte Schmitz, Daniel Thoma, António Casimiro

Ada User Journal, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 296–299, Dec. 2018.

Abstract: This paper describes how to enrich a System-on-Chip (SoC) design by flexible monitoring capabilities allowing to analyze the system's execution for ensuring safety requirements. To this end, a general SoC architecture is described enriched by observation means. Moreover, it is described how verification properties expressed in a temporal stream-based specification language can be translated into a monitor expressed in a hardware description language (Verilog) checking the underlying property. Finally, the link between the SoC and the monitoring unit is explained. Overall, a self-observing system is obtained that works coherently with the SoC.

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Project(s): Project:NORTH, Project:COST Action IC1402

Research line(s): Timeliness and Adaptation in Dependable Systems (TADS)

Also as Proceedings of the RUME 2018 - Runtime Verification and Monitoring Technologies for Embedded Systems Workshop.

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