A Fully Abstract Semantics for Event-Based Simulation

Unknown author (1987-05-01)

This paper shows that, provided circuits contain no zero-delay loops, a tight relationship, full abstraction, exists between a natural event-based operational semantics for circuits and a natural denotational semantics for circuits based on causal functions on value timelines. The paper also discusses what goes wrong if zero-delay loops are allowed, and illustrates the application of this semantic relationship to modeling questions.