Multi-level logic synthesis yields much more compact expressions of a given Boolean function with respect to standard two-level sum of products (SOP) forms. On the other hand, minimizing an expression with more than two-levels can take a large time. In this paper we introduce a novel algebraic four-level expression, named k-EXOR-projected sum of products (kEP-SOP) form, whose synthesis can be performed in polynomial time with an approximation algorithm starting from a minimal SOP. Our experiments show that the resulting networks can be obtained in very short computational time and often exhibit a high quality. We also study the testability of these networks under the Stuck-at-fault model, and show how fully testable circuits can be generated from them by adding at most a constant number of multiplexer gates.

An Approximation Algorithm for Fully Testable kEP-SOP Networks

BERNASCONI, ANNA;
2007

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Multi-level logic synthesis yields much more compact expressions of a given Boolean function with respect to standard two-level sum of products (SOP) forms. On the other hand, minimizing an expression with more than two-levels can take a large time. In this paper we introduce a novel algebraic four-level expression, named k-EXOR-projected sum of products (kEP-SOP) form, whose synthesis can be performed in polynomial time with an approximation algorithm starting from a minimal SOP. Our experiments show that the resulting networks can be obtained in very short computational time and often exhibit a high quality. We also study the testability of these networks under the Stuck-at-fault model, and show how fully testable circuits can be generated from them by adding at most a constant number of multiplexer gates.
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