Formalizing On Chip Communications in a Functional Style

Julien Schmaltz & Dominique Borrione
This paper presents a formal model for representing {it any} on-chip communication architecture. This model is described mathematically by a function, named $mathit{GeNoC}$. The correctness of $mathit{GeNoC}$ is expressed as a theorem, which states that messages emitted on the architecture reach their expected destination without modification of their content. The model identifies the key constituents common to {it all} communication architectures and their essential properties, from which the proof of the $GeNoC$ theorem is deduced....