Exploiting the ASM Method for Validation & Verification of Embedded Systems

  • Angelo Gargantini
  • Elvinia Riccobene
  • Patrizia Scandurra
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5238)


SystemC (built upon C++) [2] is an IEEE industry-standard language for system-level models, specifically targeted at architectural, algorithmic, transaction-level modelling. Recently, a further improvement has been achieved by trying to combine SystemC with lightweight software modelling languages like UML to describe system specifications. In accordance with the design principles of the OMG’s Model-driven architecture (MDA), we defined a model-driven design methodology for embedded systems [3] based on the UML 2, a SystemC UML profile (for the HW side), and a multi-thread C UML profile (for the SW side), which allows UML modelling of the system at higher levels of abstraction (from a functional level down to RTL level).


  1. 1.
    The ASMETA toolset (2006),
  2. 2.
    The Open SystemC Initiative,
  3. 3.
    Riccobene, E., Scandurra, P., Rosti, A., Bocchio, S.: A Model-driven co-design flow for Embedded Systems. In: Advances in Design and Specification Languages for Embedded Systems (Best of FDL 2006) (2007)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Gargantini
    • 1
  • Elvinia Riccobene
    • 2
  • Patrizia Scandurra
    • 2
  1. 1.DIIMM, Università di BergamoItaly
  2. 2.DTI, Università di MilanoItaly

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