Formal verification has a modern history of over 70 years, and yet it is the least understood technology for practical use. Formal methods are used these days to find bugs and sign-off complex hardware designs with over 1.1 billion gates and yet very few people know the secrets of applying it successfully.
This course provides an overview of formal methods covering all essential technologies of formal including theorem proving, property checking, and equivalence checking. The bulk of the course is focused on property checking and how it can be deployed for large-scale verification in the industry. We focus on problem-solving & methodology of problem reduction to tackle the main challenge of formal verification - namely proof convergence and coverage & sign-off.
Passion to learn formal methods
Some knowledge of digital design
Why use formal verification?
History of formal methods
Foundations of formal methods
How to deploy agile formal?
Focus on proof convergence
When to use simulation and when to use formal?
Lifetime access to the material
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