A Compositional Minimization Approach for Large Asynchronous Design Verification

  • Hao Zheng
  • Emmanuel Rodriguez
  • Yingying Zhang
  • Chris Myers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7385)


This paper presents a compositional minimization approach with efficient state space reductions for verifying non-trivial asynchronous designs. These reductions can result in a reduced model that contains the exact same set of observably equivalent behavior in the original model, therefore no false counter-examples result from the verification of the reduced model. This approach allows designs that cannot be handled monolithically or with partial-order reduction to be verified without difficulty. The experimental results show significant scale-up of the compositional minimization approach using these reductions on a number of large asynchronous designs.


model checking compositional verification minimization abstraction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hao Zheng
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Yingying Zhang
    • 1
  • Chris Myers
    • 2
  1. 1.University of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.University of UtahSLCUSA

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