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Project with NuSMV
Problem 1.
Follow the instructions and prepare yourself for using NuSMV.
➢ Tutorial:
http://nusmv.fbk.eu/NuSMV/tutorial/
➢ Install the binary
Run NuSMV from the command line (NOTICE the -int option):
./NuSMV -int
NuSMV > help
NuSMV > read_model -h
usage: read_model [-h] [-i <file>]
-h Prints the command usage.
-i <file> Reads the model from the specified <file>.
NuSMV > quit
Problem 2.
Consider the following example.
MODULE main
VAR
request : boolean;
ASSIGN
next(state) := case
state = ready & request : busy;
esac;
SPEC
AG(request -> AF state = busy)
Copy the code above in a text file and call it short.smv. Then, call NuSMV and load this file:
NuSMV -int
NuSMV > read_model -i short.smv
NuSMV > flatten_hierarchy
NuSMV > encode_variables
NuSMV > build_model
At this point NuSMV is ready to perform simulation and verification. You can verify the formula
above with the command check_ctlspec. You can verify more CTL formulas with the command
check_ctlspec -p “CTL-formula”. For instance, check whether or not the formula AG(request ->
AX(state=busy)) is true.
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1) Read the tutorial of Nusmv 2.5 and learn the syntax, draw the state diagram of above code.
2) Come up with 3 more CTL properties and check against the model.
Problem 3.
Consider the following 3-bit counter.
MODULE counter_cell(carry_in)
VAR
value : boolean;
ASSIGN
init(value) := FALSE;
next(value) := value xor carry_in;
DEFINE
carry_out := value & carry_in;
MODULE main
VAR
bit0 : counter_cell(TRUE);
bit1 : counter_cell(bit0.carry_out);
bit2 : counter_cell(bit1.carry_out);
Without using NuSMV, try to uderstand what the code does (see tutorial).
Copy the code above in a text file and call it counter.smv. Then, call NuSMV and load
this file:
./NuSMV -int
NuSMV > read_model -i counter.smv
NuSMV > flatten_hierarchy
NuSMV > encode_variables
NuSMV > build_model
At this point NuSMV is ready to perform simulation and verification.
Simulation:
At this point you verify that your understanding of the code was correct. To perform simulation,
first you have to select a state from the set of initial states:
NuSMV > pick_state -i
(with this command you select a state interactively (-i). As there is only one initial state, you just
have to confirm the only option available). The command simulates -i <number> is used to perform
simulation. <number> specifies the number of steps you want to simulate,
e.g.,
NuSMV > simulate -i 1
The evolution of the system is deterministic. Try a few steps and check that your guess was
correct.
Verification:
You can verify CTL formulas with the command check_spec -p “CTL-formula”. For instance,
check whether or not the formula AX(bit0.value=0) is true.
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1) Draw state diagram for this model
2) Come up with 3 more CTL property and check against above model.
Problem 4. Model checking VS Simulation
Consider the following microwave oven controller design written in Verilog.
// Microwave oven
module microwave(clk, sys_reset, reset, closeDoor, starOven, done, States);
input clk, sys_reset;
input reset, closeDoor, starOven, done;
reg Start, Close, Heat, Error;
output reg [3:0] States;
always @ (posedge clk)
begin
if (sys_reset == 1’b1)
begin
{Start, Close, Heat, Error} <= 4’b0000;
end
else
begin
case ({Start, Close, Heat, Error})
4’b0000:
if (closeDoor) {Start, Close, Heat, Error} <= 4’b0100;
else if (starOven) {Start, Close, Heat, Error} <= 4’b1001;
4’b1001:
if (closeDoor) {Start, Close, Heat, Error} <= 4’b1101;
4’b1101:
if (~closeDoor){Start, Close, Heat, Error} <= 4’b1001;
else if (reset) {Start, Close, Heat, Error} <= 4’b0100;
4’b0100:
if (~closeDoor){Start, Close, Heat, Error} <= 4’b0000;
else if (starOven) {Start, Close, Heat, Error} <= 4’b1100;
4’b1100: {Start, Close, Heat, Error} <= 4’b1110;
4’b1110: {Start, Close, Heat, Error} <= 4’b0110;
4’b0110:
if (~closeDoor){Start, Close, Heat, Error} <= 4’b0000;
else if (done) {Start, Close, Heat, Error} <= 4’b0100;
default: {Start, Close, Heat, Error} <= 4’b0000;
endcase
end
end
always @ (*)
begin
States = {Start, Close, Heat, Error};
end
endmodule // microwave
1) Understand the design and draw the transition diagram for the design
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2) Propose 5 new CTL properties. Describe them in English first, then in CTL forms. Your
properties should be different from those proposed by other students.
3) Create Verilog test benches and run simulation to verify your properties, justify your test result.
(show the test result in script form instead of wave form)
5) Prove/disprove them by the NuSMV package.
6) Explain why the property is true or false and if the test result meets your expectation.
7) Compare the model checking to simulation, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of
the above two verification methods.
Sample properties:
 If an error condition occurs, it must be reset before the oven may heat.
 G((Close=0 * Start=1) -> (Error=0 R Heat=0));
 The oven can’t be heated if the door is not closed.
 Heat=0 U Close=1;

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