The goal of the PROSYD project is to significantly increase the competitiveness and efficiency of the European IT industry through the establishment of a standard, integrated property-based paradigm for the design of electronic systems. This paradigm will integrate and unify the many phases of system development, including requirement definition, design, implementation, and verification, into one coherent design flow, building on the emerging standard property specification language PSL/Sugar, which has been recently selected as a basis for an IEEE standard. The new paradigm will enable the development of electronic systems of higher quality within shorter design cycles and with lower costs.
The prime deliverable of the PROSYD project will be a reference methodology and a set of coherent PSL/Sugar-based tools for property-based system design. Using these tools, we aim to demonstrate an improvement of at least 30% in design productivity. In addition, we expect to see an increase in the quality of the finished product, resulting in a significant decrease in the number of design flaws that make it through the verification phase.