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Simplifying Boolean constraint solving for random simulation-vector generation

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4 Author(s)
Jun Yuan ; Jasper Design Autom., Mountain View, CA, USA ; Aziz, A. ; Pixley, C. ; Albin, K.

Simulation by random vectors is meaningful only if the vectors meet certain requirements on the environment that drives the design under verification. When that environment is modeled by constraints, we face the problem of solving constraints efficiently. We present an efficient algorithm for simplifying conjunctive Boolean constraints defined over state and input variables, and apply it to constrained random simulation vector generation using binary decision diagrams (BDDs). The method works by extracting "hold-constraints" from the system of constraints. Hold-constraints are deterministic and trivially resolvable. They can be used to simplify the original constraints as well as refine the conjunctive partition. Experiments demonstrate significant reductions in the time and space required for constructing the conjunction BDDs, and the time spent in vector generation during simulation.

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Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

March 2004

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