Verification Techniques for System Level Design

Verification Techniques for System Level Design
Author: Masahiro Fujita,Indradeep Ghosh,Mukul Prasad
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780080553139
ISBN 13: 0080553133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Verification Techniques for System Level Design Book Review:

This book will explain how to verify SoC (Systems on Chip) logic designs using “formal and “semiformal verification techniques. The critical issue to be addressed is whether the functionality of the design is the one that the designers intended. Simulation has been used for checking the correctness of SoC designs (as in “functional verification), but many subtle design errors cannot be caught by simulation. Recently, formal verification, giving mathematical proof of the correctness of designs, has been gaining popularity. For higher design productivity, it is essential to debug designs as early as possible, which this book facilitates. This book covers all aspects of high-level formal and semiformal verification techniques for system level designs. • First book that covers all aspects of formal and semiformal, high-level (higher than RTL) design verification targeting SoC designs. • Formal verification of high-level designs (RTL or higher). • Verification techniques are discussed with associated system-level design methodology.

High Level Verification

High Level Verification
Author: Sudipta Kundu,Sorin Lerner,Rajesh K. Gupta
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2011-05-18
ISBN 10: 9781441993595
ISBN 13: 1441993592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Level Verification Book Review:

Given the growing size and heterogeneity of Systems on Chip (SOC), the design process from initial specification to chip fabrication has become increasingly complex. This growing complexity provides incentive for designers to use high-level languages such as C, SystemC, and SystemVerilog for system-level design. While a major goal of these high-level languages is to enable verification at a higher level of abstraction, allowing early exploration of system-level designs, the focus so far for validation purposes has been on traditional testing techniques such as random testing and scenario-based testing. This book focuses on high-level verification, presenting a design methodology that relies upon advances in synthesis techniques as well as on incremental refinement of the design process. These refinements can be done manually or through elaboration tools. This book discusses verification of specific properties in designs written using high-level languages, as well as checking that the refined implementations are equivalent to their high-level specifications. The novelty of each of these techniques is that they use a combination of formal techniques to do scalable verification of system designs completely automatically. The verification techniques presented in this book include methods for verifying properties of high-level designs and methods for verifying that the translation from high-level design to a low-level Register Transfer Language (RTL) design preserves semantics. Used together, these techniques guarantee that properties verified in the high-level design are preserved through the translation to low-level RTL.

Embedded System Design

Embedded System Design
Author: Daniel D. Gajski,Samar Abdi,Andreas Gerstlauer,Gunar Schirner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-08-14
ISBN 10: 1441905049
ISBN 13: 9781441905048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embedded System Design Book Review:

Embedded System Design: Modeling, Synthesis and Verification introduces a model-based approach to system level design. It presents modeling techniques for both computation and communication at different levels of abstraction, such as specification, transaction level and cycle-accurate level. It discusses synthesis methods for system level architectures, embedded software and hardware components. Using these methods, designers can develop applications with high level models, which are automatically translatable to low level implementations. This book, furthermore, describes simulation-based and formal verification methods that are essential for achieving design confidence. The book concludes with an overview of existing tools along with a design case study outlining the practice of embedded system design. Specifically, this book addresses the following topics in detail: . System modeling at different abstraction levels . Model-based system design . Hardware/Software codesign . Software and Hardware component synthesis . System verification This book is for groups within the embedded system community: students in courses on embedded systems, embedded application developers, system designers and managers, CAD tool developers, design automation, and system engineering.

System Level Design with Net Technology

System Level Design with  Net Technology
Author: El Mostapha Aboulhamid,Frederic Rousseau
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 9781439812129
ISBN 13: 1439812128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

System Level Design with Net Technology Book Review:

The first book to harness the power of .NET for system design, System Level Design with .NET Technology constitutes a software-based approach to design modeling verification and simulation. World class developers, who have been at the forefront of system design for decades, explain how to tap into the power of this dynamic programming environment for more effective and efficient management of metadata—and introspection and interoperability between tools. Using readily available technology, the text details how to capture constraints and requirements at high levels and describes how to percolate them during the refinement process. Departing from proprietary environments built around System Verilog and VHDL, this cutting-edge reference includes an open source environment (ESys.NET) that readers can use to experiment with new ideas, algorithms, and design methods; and to expand the capabilities of their current tools. It also covers: Modeling and simulation—including requirements specification, IP reuse, and applications of design patterns to hardware/software systems Simulation and validation—including transaction-based models, accurate simulation at cycle and transaction levels, cosimulation and acceleration technique, as well as timing specification and validation Practical use of the ESys.NET environment Worked examples, end of chapter references, and the ESys.NET implementation test bed make this the ideal resource for system engineers and students looking to maximize their embedded system designs.

Design Methods and Applications for Distributed Embedded Systems

Design Methods and Applications for Distributed Embedded Systems
Author: Bernd Kleinjohann,Guang R. Gao,Hermann Kopetz,Lisa Kleinjohann,Achim Rettberg
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2004-07-27
ISBN 10: 1402081480
ISBN 13: 9781402081484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design Methods and Applications for Distributed Embedded Systems Book Review:

The IFIP TC-10 Working Conference on Distributed and Parallel Embedded Systems (DIPES 2004) brings together experts from industry and academia to discuss recent developments in this important and growing field in the splendid city of Toulouse, France. The ever decreasing price/performance ratio of microcontrollers makes it economically attractive to replace more and more conventional mechanical or electronic control systems within many products by embedded real-time computer systems. An embedded real-time computer system is always part of a well-specified larger system, which we call an intelligent product. Although most intelligent products start out as stand-alone units, many of them are required to interact with other systems at a later stage. At present, many industries are in the middle of this transition from stand-alone products to networked embedded systems. This transition requires reflection and architecting: The complexity of the evolving distributed artifact can only be controlled, if careful planning and principled design methods replace the - hoc engineering of the first version of many standalone embedded products.

System Level Design from HW SW to Memory for Embedded Systems

System Level Design from HW SW to Memory for Embedded Systems
Author: Marcelo Götz,Gunar Schirner,Marco Aurélio Wehrmeister,Mohammad Abdullah Al Faruque,Achim Rettberg
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN 10: 3319900234
ISBN 13: 9783319900230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

System Level Design from HW SW to Memory for Embedded Systems Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th IFIP TC 10 International Embedded Systems Symposium, IESS 2015, held in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, in November 2015. The 18 full revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 25 submissions. The papers present a broad discussion on the design, analysis and verification of embedded and cyber-physical systems including design methodologies, verification, performance analysis, and real-time systems design. They are organized in the following topical sections: cyber-physical systems, system-level design; multi/many-core system design; memory system design; and embedded HW/SW design and applications.

System on a Chip Verification

System on a Chip Verification
Author: Prakash Rashinkar,Peter Paterson,Leena Singh
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN 10: 0306469952
ISBN 13: 9780306469954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

System on a Chip Verification Book Review:

This is the first book to cover verification strategies and methodologies for SOC verification from system level verification to the design sign-off. All the verification aspects in this exciting new book are illustrated with a single reference design for Bluetooth application.

System Level Validation

System Level Validation
Author: Mingsong Chen,Xiaoke Qin,Heon-Mo Koo,Prabhat Mishra
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012-09-19
ISBN 10: 1461413583
ISBN 13: 9781461413585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

System Level Validation Book Review:

This book covers state-of-the art techniques for high-level modeling and validation of complex hardware/software systems, including those with multicore architectures. Readers will learn to avoid time-consuming and error-prone validation from the comprehensive coverage of system-level validation, including high-level modeling of designs and faults, automated generation of directed tests, and efficient validation methodology using directed tests and assertions. The methodologies described in this book will help designers to improve the quality of their validation, performing as much validation as possible in the early stages of the design, while reducing the overall validation effort and cost.

ESL Design and Verification

ESL Design and Verification
Author: Grant Martin,Brian Bailey,Andrew Piziali
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780080488837
ISBN 13: 0080488838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ESL Design and Verification Book Review:

Visit the authors' companion site! http://www.electronicsystemlevel.com/ - Includes interactive forum with the authors! Electronic System Level (ESL) design has mainstreamed – it is now an established approach at most of the world’s leading system-on-chip (SoC) design companies and is being used increasingly in system design. From its genesis as an algorithm modeling methodology with ‘no links to implementation’, ESL is evolving into a set of complementary methodologies that enable embedded system design, verification and debug through to the hardware and software implementation of custom SoC, system-on-FPGA, system-on-board, and entire multi-board systems. This book arises from experience the authors have gained from years of work as industry practitioners in the Electronic System Level design area; they have seen "SLD" or "ESL" go through many stages and false starts, and have observed that the shift in design methodologies to ESL is finally occurring. This is partly because of ESL technologies themselves are stabilizing on a useful set of languages being standardized (SystemC is the most notable), and use models are being identified that are beginning to get real adoption. ESL DESIGN & VERIFICATION offers a true prescriptive guide to ESL that reviews its past and outlines the best practices of today. Table of Contents CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS ESL? CHAPTER 2: TAXONOMY AND DEFINITIONS FOR THE ELECTRONIC SYSTEM LEVEL CHAPTER 3: EVOLUTION OF ESL DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER 4: WHAT ARE THE ENABLERS OF ESL? CHAPTER 5: ESL FLOW CHAPTER 6: SPECIFICATIONS AND MODELING CHAPTER 7: PRE-PARTITIONING ANALYSIS CHAPTER 8: PARTITIONING CHAPTER 9: POST-PARTITIONING ANALYSIS AND DEBUG CHAPTER 10: POST-PARTITIONING VERIFICATION CHAPTER 11: HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATION CHAPTER 12: SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION CHAPTER 13: USE OF ESL FOR IMPLEMENTATION VERIFICATION CHAPTER 14: RESEARCH, EMERGING AND FUTURE PROSPECTS APPENDIX: LIST OF ACRONYMS * Provides broad, comprehensive coverage not available in any other such book * Massive global appeal with an internationally recognised author team * Crammed full of state of the art content from notable industry experts

Reconfigurable System Design and Verification

Reconfigurable System Design and Verification
Author: Pao-Ann Hsiung,Marco D. Santambrogio,Chun-Hsian Huang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 1351834924
ISBN 13: 9781351834926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconfigurable System Design and Verification Book Review:

Reconfigurable systems have pervaded nearly all fields of computation and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Reconfigurable System Design and Verification provides a compendium of design and verification techniques for reconfigurable systems, allowing you to quickly search for a technique and determine if it is appropriate to the task at hand. It bridges the gap between the need for reconfigurable computing education and the burgeoning development of numerous different techniques in the design and verification of reconfigurable systems in various application domains. The text explains topics in such a way that they can be immediately grasped and put into practice. It starts with an overview of reconfigurable computing architectures and platforms and demonstrates how to develop reconfigurable systems. This sets up the discussion of the hardware, software, and system techniques that form the core of the text. The authors classify design and verification techniques into primary and secondary categories, allowing the appropriate ones to be easily located and compared. The techniques discussed range from system modeling and system-level design to co-simulation and formal verification. Case studies illustrating real-world applications, detailed explanations of complex algorithms, and self-explaining illustrations add depth to the presentation. Comprehensively covering all techniques related to the hardware-software design and verification of reconfigurable systems, this book provides a single source for information that otherwise would have been dispersed among the literature, making it very difficult to search, compare, and select the technique most suitable. The authors do it all for you, making it easy to find the techniques that fit your system requirements, without having to surf the net or digital libraries to find the candidate techniques and compare them yourself.

System Level Validation

System Level Validation
Author: Mingsong Chen,Xiaoke Qin,Heon-Mo Koo,Prabhat Mishra
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012-09-25
ISBN 10: 1461413591
ISBN 13: 9781461413592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

System Level Validation Book Review:

This book covers state-of-the art techniques for high-level modeling and validation of complex hardware/software systems, including those with multicore architectures. Readers will learn to avoid time-consuming and error-prone validation from the comprehensive coverage of system-level validation, including high-level modeling of designs and faults, automated generation of directed tests, and efficient validation methodology using directed tests and assertions. The methodologies described in this book will help designers to improve the quality of their validation, performing as much validation as possible in the early stages of the design, while reducing the overall validation effort and cost.

Advances in Computer Science and Engineering

Advances in Computer Science and Engineering
Author: Hamid Sarbazi-Azad,Behrooz Parhami,Seyed-Ghasem Miremadi,Shaahin Hessabi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1017
Release: 2008-11-23
ISBN 10: 3540899855
ISBN 13: 9783540899853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Computer Science and Engineering Book Review:

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the proceedings of the 13th International C- puter Society of Iran Computer Conference (CSICC-2008). The conference has been held annually since 1995, except for 1998, when it transitioned from a year-end to first-quarter schedule. It has been moving in the direction of greater selectivity (see Fig.1) and broader international participation. Holding it in Kish Island this year represents an effort to further facilitate and encourage international contributions. We feel privileged to participate in further advancing this strong technical tradition. 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Dec 23-26 Dec 23-25 Dec 23-25 Jan 26-28 Mar 8-10 Feb 21-23 Feb 28-30 Feb 23-26 Feb 16-19 Feb 15-18 Jan 24-26 Feb 20-22 Mar 9-11 1995 1996 1997 Iran 1999 2000 2001 U of 2002 Iran 2003 2004 2005 Iran 2006 IPM, 2007 2008 Sharif U Amirkabir U of Sharif U Shahid Isfahan, Telecom Ferdowsi Sharif U Telecom Tehran Shahid Sharif U of Tech, U of Tech, Sci/Tech, of Tech, Beheshti Isfahan Res. U, of Tech, Res. Beheshti of Tech, Tehran Tehran Tehran Tehran U, Tehran Center Mashhad Tehran Center U, Tehran Kish Island Dates, Year, Venue

EDA for IC System Design Verification and Testing

EDA for IC System Design  Verification  and Testing
Author: Louis Scheffer,Luciano Lavagno,Grant Martin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 1351837591
ISBN 13: 9781351837590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EDA for IC System Design Verification and Testing Book Review:

Presenting a comprehensive overview of the design automation algorithms, tools, and methodologies used to design integrated circuits, the Electronic Design Automation for Integrated Circuits Handbook is available in two volumes. The first volume, EDA for IC System Design, Verification, and Testing, thoroughly examines system-level design, microarchitectural design, logical verification, and testing. Chapters contributed by leading experts authoritatively discuss processor modeling and design tools, using performance metrics to select microprocessor cores for IC designs, design and verification languages, digital simulation, hardware acceleration and emulation, and much more. Save on the complete set.

Embedded Systems and Software Validation

Embedded Systems and Software Validation
Author: Abhik Roychoudhury
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-04-29
ISBN 10: 0080921256
ISBN 13: 9780080921259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embedded Systems and Software Validation Book Review:

Modern embedded systems require high performance, low cost and low power consumption. Such systems typically consist of a heterogeneous collection of processors, specialized memory subsystems, and partially programmable or fixed-function components. This heterogeneity, coupled with issues such as hardware/software partitioning, mapping, scheduling, etc., leads to a large number of design possibilities, making performance debugging and validation of such systems a difficult problem. Embedded systems are used to control safety critical applications such as flight control, automotive electronics and healthcare monitoring. Clearly, developing reliable software/systems for such applications is of utmost importance. This book describes a host of debugging and verification methods which can help to achieve this goal. Covers the major abstraction levels of embedded systems design, starting from software analysis and micro-architectural modeling, to modeling of resource sharing and communication at the system level Integrates formal techniques of validation for hardware/software with debugging and validation of embedded system design flows Includes practical case studies to answer the questions: does a design meet its requirements, if not, then which parts of the system are responsible for the violation, and once they are identified, then how should the design be suitably modified?

System Level Design with Rosetta

System Level Design with Rosetta
Author: Perry Alexander
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN 10: 9780080498379
ISBN 13: 008049837X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

System Level Design with Rosetta Book Review:

The steady and unabated increase in the capacity of silicon has brought the semiconductor industry to a watershed challenge. Now a single chip can integrate a radio transceiver, a network interface, multimedia functions, all the "glue" needed to hold it together as well as a design that allows the hardware and software to be reconfigured for future applications. Such complex heterogeneous systems demand a different design methodology. A consortium of industrial and government labs have created a new language and a new design methodology to support this effort. Rosetta permits designers to specify requirements and constraints independent of their low level implementation and to integrate the designs of domains as distinct as digital and analog electronics, and the mechanical, optical, fluidic and thermal subsystems with which they interact. In this book, Perry Alexander, one of the developers of Rosetta, provides a tutorial introduction to the language and the system-level design methodology it was designed to support. * The first commercially published book on this system-level design language * Teaches you all you need to know on how to specify, define, and generate models in Rosetta * A presentation of complete case studies analyzing design trade-offs for power consumption, security requirements in a networking environment, and constraints for hardware/software co-design

Formal Methods and Models for System Design

Formal Methods and Models for System Design
Author: Rajesh Gupta,Paul Le Guernic,Sandeep Kumar Shukla,Jean-Pierre Talpin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2004-06-30
ISBN 10: 1402080522
ISBN 13: 9781402080524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Formal Methods and Models for System Design Book Review:

Perhaps nothing characterizes the inherent heterogeneity in embedded sys tems than the ability to choose between hardware and software implementations of a given system function. Indeed, most embedded systems at their core repre sent a careful division and design of hardware and software parts of the system To do this task effectively, models and methods are necessary functionality. to capture application behavior, needs and system implementation constraints. Formal modeling can be valuable in addressing these tasks. As with most engineering domains, co-design practice defines the state of the it seeks to add new capabilities in system conceptualization, mod art, though eling, optimization and implementation. These advances -particularly those related to synthesis and verification tasks -direct1y depend upon formal under standing of system behavior and performance measures. Current practice in system modeling relies upon exploiting high-level programming frameworks, such as SystemC, EstereI, to capture design at increasingly higher levels of ab straction and attempts to reduce the system implementation task. While raising the abstraction levels for design and verification tasks, to be really useful, these approaches must also provide for reuse, adaptation of the existing intellectual property (IP) blocks.

Formal Verification of Control System Software

Formal Verification of Control System Software
Author: Pierre-Loïc Garoche
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 0691181306
ISBN 13: 9780691181301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Formal Verification of Control System Software Book Review:

An essential introduction to the analysis and verification of control system software The verification of control system software is critical to a host of technologies and industries, from aeronautics and medical technology to the cars we drive. The failure of controller software can cost people their lives. In this authoritative and accessible book, Pierre-Loïc Garoche provides control engineers and computer scientists with an indispensable introduction to the formal techniques for analyzing and verifying this important class of software. Too often, control engineers are unaware of the issues surrounding the verification of software, while computer scientists tend to be unfamiliar with the specificities of controller software. Garoche provides a unified approach that is geared to graduate students in both fields, covering formal verification methods as well as the design and verification of controllers. He presents a wealth of new verification techniques for performing exhaustive analysis of controller software. These include new means to compute nonlinear invariants, the use of convex optimization tools, and methods for dealing with numerical imprecisions such as floating point computations occurring in the analyzed software. As the autonomy of critical systems continues to increase—as evidenced by autonomous cars, drones, and satellites and landers—the numerical functions in these systems are growing ever more advanced. The techniques presented here are essential to support the formal analysis of the controller software being used in these new and emerging technologies.

Next Generation Design and Verification Methodologies for Distributed Embedded Control Systems

Next Generation Design and Verification Methodologies for Distributed Embedded Control Systems
Author: S. Ramesh,P. Sampath
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2007-08-26
ISBN 10: 1402062540
ISBN 13: 9781402062544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Next Generation Design and Verification Methodologies for Distributed Embedded Control Systems Book Review:

This volume is the proceedings of a workshop organized by General Motors research and development laboratory in Bangalore, India. It was the first of its kind to be run by an automotive major to bring together the leaders in the field of embedded systems development to present state-of-the-art work, and to discuss future strategies for addressing the increasing complexity of embedded control systems. The workshop consisted of invited talks given by leading experts and researchers from academic and industrial organizations. It covered all areas of embedded systems development.

Advances in Design Methods from Modeling Languages for Embedded Systems and SoC s

Advances in Design Methods from Modeling Languages for Embedded Systems and SoC   s
Author: Dominique Borrione
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-08-24
ISBN 10: 9789048193042
ISBN 13: 9048193044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Design Methods from Modeling Languages for Embedded Systems and SoC s Book Review:

More than ever, FDL is the place for researchers, developers, industry designers, academia, and EDA tool companies to present and to learn about the latest scientific achievements, practical applications and users experiences in the domain of specification and design languages. FDL covers the modeling and design methods, and their latest supporting tools, for complex embedded systems, systems on chip, and heterogeneous systems. FDL 2009 is the twelfth in a series of events that were held all over Europe, in selected locations renowned for their Universities and Reseach Institutions as well as the importance of their industrial environment in Computer Science and Micro-electronics. In 2009, FDL was organized in the attractive south of France area of Sophia Antipolis. together with the DASIP (Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing) Conference and the SAME (Sophia Antipolis MicroElectronics ) Forum. All submitted papers were carefully reviewed to build a program with 27 full and 10 short contributions. From these, the Program Committee selected a shorter list, based on the evaluations of the reviewers, and the originality and relevance of the work that was presented at the Forum. The revised, and sometimes extended versions of these contributions constitute the chapters of this volume. Advances in Design Methods from Modeling Languages for Embedded Systems and SoC’s presents extensions to standard specification and description languages, as well as new language-based design techniques and methodologies to solve the challenges raised by mixed signal and multi-processor systems on a chip. It is intended as a reference for researchers and lecturers, as well as a state of the art milestone for designers and CAD developers.

A Framework for Automated HW SW Co Verification of SystemC Designs Using Timed Automata

A Framework for Automated HW SW Co Verification of SystemC Designs Using Timed Automata
Author: Paula Herber
Publsiher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 3832525114
ISBN 13: 9783832525118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Framework for Automated HW SW Co Verification of SystemC Designs Using Timed Automata Book Review:

In this dissertation, we present a systematic, comprehensive, and formally founded quality assurance process, which allows automated co-verification of digital hardware/software systems that are modeled in SystemC. The main idea is to apply model checking to verify that an abstract design meets a requirements specification and to generate conformance tests to check whether refined designs conform to this abstract design. As formal foundation, we define a formal semantics of SystemC by a transformation into the well-defined semantics of UPPAAL timed automata. The automatically generated timed automata model can be verified using the UPPAAL model checker and it can be used to generate conformance tests. With that, we obtain guarantees about liveness, safety, and timing properties of the abstract design, which serves as a specification, and we can ensure the consistency of each refined design to that. The result is a HW/SW co-verification flow that supports the HW/SW co-development process continuously from abstract design down to the implementation. The complete verification flow is implemented in our Framework for the Verification of SystemC designs using Timed Automata (VeriSTA) and its applicability and performance are shown by experimental results.