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Author Young, F. Y. ♦ Chu, Chris C N ♦ Wong, D. F.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1999
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword FPGA ♦ Series-parallel Boolean functions ♦ Technology mapping ♦ Universal functions
Abstract The structural tree-based mapping algorithm is an efficient and popular technique for technology mapping. In order to make good use of this mapping technique in FTGA design, it is desirable to design FPGA logic modules based on Boolan functions which can be represented by a tree of gates (i.e., series-parallel or SP functions). Thakur and Wong [1996a; 1996b] studied this issue and they demonstrated the advantages of designing logic modules as universal SP functions, that is, SP functions which can implement all SP functions with a certain number of inputs. The number of variables in the universal function corresponds to the number of inputs to the FPGA module, so it is desirable to have as few variables as possible in the constructed functions. The universal SP functions presented in Thakur and Wong [1996a; 1966b] were designed manually. Recently, there is an algorithm that can generate these functions automatically [Young and Wong 1997], but the number of variables in the generated functions grows exponentially. In this paper, we present an algorithm to generate, for each $\textit{n}$ > 0, a universal SP function $\textit{fn}$ for implementing all SP functions with $\textit{n}$ inputs or less. The number of variables in $\textit{fn}$ is less than $\textit{n}2.376$ and the constructions are the smallest possible when $\textit{n}$ is small $(\textit{n}$ ≤ 7). We also derived a nontrival lower bound on the sizes of the optimal universal SP functions $(&OHgr;(\textit{n}$ log $\textit{n})).$
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-05-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 46
Issue Number 3
Page Count 20
Starting Page 416
Ending Page 435


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Source: ACM Digital Library