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Managing circuit don"t cares in Boolean satisfiability.

Sean A. Safarpour

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Boolean Satisfiability solvers are widely used in many VLSI Computer Aided Design applications. Their popularity is due to recent developments such as effective search space pruning, decision making, and learning from previous mistakes. Most SAT algorithms and performance improvement techniques focus on the core engine and do not exploit circuit specific properties. Historically, properties such as don"t care conditions have played an important role in problems such as test pattern generation and circuit synthesis. This thesis presents a number of techniques that increase SAT solver performance by taking advantage of circuit don"t care conditions. General strategies and specific heuristics are developed that utilize a circuit"s observability don"t cares; controllability don"t cares, and don"t care states to improve SAT solver efficiency for formal verification problems. Extensive experiments demonstrate the benefits of don"t care conditions on benchmark suites as well as industrial circuits.

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Pagination | 98 leaves. |

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ISBN 10 | 0494072784 |

Circuit equivalence is NP-hard: we can easily translate instances of SAT into it. Just treat the set of boolean clauses as a logic circuit, and check if it’s equivalent to the zero circuit: the circuit that always outputs False. It will be inequivalent if there is a satisfying instance. Generating Succinct Test Cases using Don't Care Analysis ICST Other authors. Validating one or more circuits using one or more grids Scheduling Events in a Boolean Satisfiability Title: Director of Research at Fujitsu .

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Managing Circuit Don’t Cares in Boolean Satisfiability by Sean A. Safarpour Abstract Managing Circuit Don’t Cares in Boolean Satis ability Sean A.

Safarpour Master of Applied Science Graduate Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Toronto of techniques that increase SAT solver performance by taking advantage.

Managing Don't Cares in Boolean Satisfiability. This work proposes algorithms that take into account the circuit don't care conditions thus enhancing the performance of these tools. Don't care sets are addressed in this work both statically and dynamically to reduce the search space and guide the decision making process.

Managing Don't. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Boolean Satisfiability solvers are widely used in many VLSI Computer Aided Design applica-tions.

Their popularity is due to recent developments such as effective search space pruning, decision making, and learning from previous mistakes. Most SAT algorithms and performance improvement techniques focus on the core.

Abstract Managing Circuit Don’t Cares in Boolean Satisfiability. Abstract. Boolean Satisfiability solvers are widely used in many VLSI Computer Aided Design applica-tions. Their popularity is due to recent developments such as effective search space pruning, decision making, and learning from previous mistakes.

Author: and Sean A. Safarpour and Sean A. Safarpour. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Advances in Boolean satisfiability solvers have popularized their use in many of today’s CAD VLSI challenges.

Existing satisfiability solvers operate on a circuit representation that does not capture all of the structural circuit characteristics and properties. This work proposes algorithms that take into account.

Tang D., Malik S. () Solving Quantified Boolean Formulas with Circuit Observability Don’t Cares. In: Biere A., Gomes C.P. (eds) Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing.

Managing Don't Cares in Boolean Satisfiability. This work proposes algorithms that take into account the circuit don't care conditions thus enhancing the performance of these tools. Abstract. Boolean reasoning is an essential ingredient of electronic design automation. A nd-I nverter graphs (AIGs) are often used to represent Boolean functions but have a high degree of structural redundancy.

SAT sweeping is a method for simplifying an AIG by systematically merging graph vertices from the inputs toward the outputs using a combination of structural hashing, simulation, and.

Managing circuit dont cares in Boolean satisfiability. book a typical IC design flow, circuits are optimized using multilevel don't cares. The computed don't cares are discarded before Technology Mapping or Automatic Test Pattern Generation (ATPG).

In this paper, we present two combinational ATPG algorithms for combinational designs. These algorithms utilize the multilevel don't cares that are.

{11} S. Safarpour, A. Veneris, R. Drechsler, and J. Lee. Managing don't cares in Boolean satisfiability. In Design Automation and Test in Europe, Paris, France, March, Google Scholar {12} G.

Tseitin. On the complexity of derivation in propositional calculus. Studies in Constructive Mathematics and Mathematical Logic, pagesour, s, ler and``Managing Don't Cares in Boolean Satisfiability,'' in IEEE Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) Conference, (PDF)s and``Design Diagnosis Using Boolean Satisfiability,'' in IEEE Asian-South Pacific Design Automation Conference (PDF).

Safarpour, A. Veneris, R. Drechsler, and J. Lee, "Managing Don't Cares in Boolean Satisfiability," Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE '04), February ]] Google Scholar Digital Library H. Savoj, and R. Brayton, "The Use of Abservability and External Don't Cares for the Simplification of Multi-Level Networks," Design Automation.

Controllability Don't Care in Boolean Satisfiability for EDA: Combinational Logic Curcuits Using Boolean Satisfiability: Managing Don't Cares in Boolean Satisfiability: PhD Candidate:. tain don’t care literals to clauses in the CNF representation.

These don’t care literals are treated differently at different times during the solution process, much like don’t cares in logic synthesis. The major merit of this scheme, unlike other recently proposed tech-niques, is that the solver can continue to use this don’t care infor.

A pseudo-Boolean satisfiability-based framework is presented for generating tight lower bounds on maximum weighted circuit activity within a clock-cycle [17]. The described framework is applicable. Institute of Space Systems, German Aerospace Center, Germany.

Institute of Space Systems, German Aerospace Center, Germany. Goerschwin Fey. Modelling diagnosis of logic designs with Boolean satisfiability is first presented in [58] for combinational designs and then extended into dealing with sequential circuits in [60]. This dissertation focuses on improving the accuracy and efficiency of path delay test generation using a Boolean satisfiability (SAT) solver.

As part of this research, one of the most commonly used SAT solvers, MiniSat, was integrated into the path delay test generator CodGen.

Considering Circuit Observability Don't Cares in CNF Satisfiability. Managing Don't Cares in Boolean Satisfiability. This work proposes algorithms that take into account the circuit don't.

This is one kind of a Don't Care. These are actually things called Satisfiability Don't Cares and Controlability Don't Cares. But these are the only kinds, there's actually some more kinds. So in the next lecture, we're going to look at some other implicit Don't Cares that we can pull out of this network.

Managing Don't Cares in Boolean Satisfiability (MASc), Formal Techniques in Design Debugging (PhD) Elham Safi: PhD () Architecture-level Power Modeling: Jackey Wong: MEng () Automated Test Bench Generation: Moayad Fahim Ali: MASc () Satisfiability-based Debugging of Sequential and Hierarchical Designs: Robert Chang: MEng ().

But, it is difficult to simplify the Boolean functions having more than 5 variables by using this method. Quine-McClukey tabular method is a tabular method based on the concept of prime implicants.

We know that prime implicant is a product (or sum) term, which can’t be further reduced by combining with any other product (or sum) terms of the. One example of such structural information is the Circuit Observability Don't Cares.

Several recent papers have addressed the issue of handling circuit unobservability in CNF-based SAT. Boolean Network Simplification using Satisfiability Don't care Conditions. Ask Question Asked 6 years, 5 months ago. the book says this is used to simplify fy in to gy, How can I specify “don't care” signals in VHDL.

This allows for don’t care detection and justification guided search heuristics in SLS by applying the circuit-level SAT technique of justification frontiers. In this paper we extend the BC SLS approach first by developing generalizations of BC SLS which are.

In circuit design and optimization, the former case is called (local) satisfiability don't care, and the latter is called (local) observability don't care, and it is well known that this allows different possible definitions of the respective circuit node.

Eyal Kushilevitz, in Advances in Computers, Boolean Circuits. A Boolean circuit is a circuit consisting of AND, OR, and NOT gates. Proving “good” lower bounds on the size or depth of Boolean circuits is a long-standing open problem in computational complexity that goes back to Shannon ().For example, a super-polynomial lower bound on the size of circuits for any function.

A. Mishchenko, "An experimental evaluation of algorithms for computation of internal don't-cares in Boolean networks", Technical report, Portland State University, September PDF; A. Mishchenko, "An introduction to zero-suppressed binary decision diagrams", Technical report, Portland State University, June Actually, presence of these don’t cares is essential for success of the compression.

Contemporary ATPGs produce tests having more than 97% of don’t cares for large industrial circuits, thus high compression ratios can be expected. However, these don’t cares are placed in the test in an “uninformed” way. Boolean Satisfiability.

One of the NP problems that you need to know is Boolean satisfiability or SAT. First, however, meet CircuitSAT, which is closely related and slightly easier to work with.

If you put together a Boolean circuit – a collection of gates connected together, see Chapter 14 – then you can ask whether it is it possible to. SPFDs can express more functional flexibility than the traditional don’t cares and have proved to provide additional degrees of flexibility during logic synthesis [21, 27].

Computing SPFDs may suffer from memory or runtime problems [16]. Therefore, a simulation-based approach to approximate SPFDs is presented to alleviate those issues. John Crowe, Barrie Hayes-Gill, in Introduction to Digital Electronics, Minimised form.

The most complex Boolean function in the circuit is the one for C out since it depends on all of the nine inputs.

The minimised expression for C out contains over 30 essential prime implicants, which means that this many AND gates plus an OR gate with this number of inputs would be needed for a. You may recall from Section that CMOS circuits prefer NANDs and NORs over ANDs and ORs. But reading the equation by inspection from a multilevel circuit with NANDs and NORs can get pretty hairy.

Figure shows a multilevel circuit whose function is not immediately clear by inspection. Bubble pushing is a helpful way to redraw these circuits so that the bubbles cancel out and the. A don’t-care for a logic function allows it to have either 0 or 1 as a possible value. If, for some input combinations (minterm), the output of the function is a don’t-care, this Boolean function is called as incompletely specified one (ISF).

ISF is a mapping En m→ {0,1,–}, where the symbol “–” denotes don’t-care condition. advanced techniques in logic synthesis optimizations and applications Posted By C.

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Boolean Satisfiability Problem (SAT) Def: CNF (Conjunctive Normal Form) formula is in a product-of-sums format. Ex: (x 1 +x 4 +x 5 +x 7 +x' 8)(x' 1 +x 3 +x' 4 +x' 5) Def: A formula is satisfiable if it can be made true by some assignment of all of its variables.

Problem (SAT): given an n-variable Boolean formula (in CNF), is it satisfiable. Table of Contents Acknowledgments.- 1 Introduction.- Computer-Aided VLSI Design.- The Synthesis Pipeline.- Sequential Logic Synthesis.- Early Work in Sequential Logic Synthesis.- Recent Developments.- State Encoding.- Finite State Machine Decomposition.- Sequential Don’t Cares.- Sequential Resynthesis at the Logic Level.- Organization of the.

Don't cares are implicit in the Boolean network model. They arise from the graph structure of the multilevel Boolean network itself.

Implicit don't cares are powerful. Gonna put an exclamation point by that. They can greatly help simplify the two level S.O.P structure of any node. But implicit don't cares require computational work to go find.

When coupled with "AIGs" as the circuit representation, they lead to remarkable speedups in solving a wide variety of boolean problem s. AIGs found successful use in diverse EDA applications. A well-tuned combination of "AIGs" and boolean satisfiability made an impact on formal verification, including both model checking and equivalence checking.

My research covers 3 broad areas. The first is Computer Systems including computer architecture from the circuits up, and algorithm acceleration using GPUs, FPGAs and custom ICs. The second is Logic and its applications, while the third area consists of Interdisciplinary extensions of the first two.

Books and Book Chapters: ''Practical & Real Time IP Routing Table Compression - Extending. An and-inverter graph (AIG) is a directed, acyclic graph that represents a structural implementation of the logical functionality of a circuit or AIG consists of two-input nodes representing logical conjunction, terminal nodes labeled with variable names, and edges optionally containing markers indicating logical representation of a logic function is rarely.Chou, H.Z., Chang, K.H., Kuo, S.Y.: Accurately handle don’t-care conditions in high-level designs and application for reducing initialized registers.

IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design 29(4) () – CrossRef Google Scholar.Books and Book Chapters; F. Mo and R. K. Brayton, "Regular fabrics in deep sub-micron integrated-circuit design", Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN:May F. Mo and R. Brayton, "Structured Digital Design" (book chapter). In "CRC handbook of EDA for IC Design", eds.

L. Lavagno, G. Martin, and L. Scheffer, CRC Press. Technical.