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Encoding of Symbolic Outputs

  • Pranav Ashar
  • Srinivas Devadas
  • A. Richard Newton
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 162)

Abstract

The output encoding problem entails finding binary codes for symbolic outputs in a switching function so as to minimize the area or an estimate of the area of the encoded and optimized logic function. In this chapter, we will focus on describing output encoding algorithms that target two-level or Programmable Logic Array (PLA) implementations of logic. As in input encoding targeting two-level logic, the optimization step that follows encoding is one of two-level Boolean minimization.

Keywords

Dominance Relation Covering Problem Conjunctive Node Minimum Cardinality Symbolic Output 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pranav Ashar
    • 1
  • Srinivas Devadas
    • 2
  • A. Richard Newton
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA

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