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Asynchronous online monitoring of logical and temporal assertions

Auteur(s) : K. Morin-Allory, L. Fesquet, D. Borrione

Doc. Source: 10th Forum on Specification and Design Languages (FDL'07)

Publisher : ECSI

PSL is a standard formal language to specify logical and temporal properties under the form of assertions. This paper presents the synthesis of PSL assertions into asynchronous hardware monitors that can be linked to the circuit under monitoring. The checker synthesis is based on a systematic interconnection of asynchronous primitive monitors corresponding to PSL operators. The asynchronous monitors are implemented with quasi delay insensitive logic which gives reliable and robust monitors in the case of truly asynchronous events, temperature or voltage variations. These monitors are applicable to a wider range of verification tasks such as the communications among globally asynchronous modules or in safe or secure applications.