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dc.contributor.advisorArvind.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChoi, Joonwonen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-05T19:11:17Z
dc.date.available2016-12-05T19:11:17Z
dc.date.copyright2016en_US
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/105576
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2016.en_US
dc.descriptionThis electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (page 61).en_US
dc.description.abstractHardware components are extremely complex due to concurrency. Modularity has been considered as an effective way to design and understand such complex hardware components. Among various hardware description languages (HDLs), Bluespec allows designers to develop hardware not only based on modularity, but also based on the notion of guarded atomic actions (GAAs). Following the concepts of modularity and GAA, we have been defining a framework called Kami to specify, verify, and synthesize Bluespec-style hardware components. However, modular semantics has an inherent weakness in that it is hard to infer internal changes. In this thesis, I present a new semantic approach based on inlining. Inlining semantics is defined for open hardware systems and resolves the weakness by construction. An implication from modular semantics to inlining semantics is also formally proven; thus the inlining semantics can be used to efficiently prove hardware properties.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Joonwon Choi.en_US
dc.format.extent61 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectElectrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.titleAn inlining approach to formal hardware semanticsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc964450829en_US


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