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Binary Decision Diagrams: From Abstract Representations to Physical Implementations

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2 Author(s)
J. S. Matos ; Syracuse University ; J. V. Oldfield

The Binary Decision Diagram ( BDD ) has established its place as a modelling technique for digital systems. The paper shows that further significant benefits can be realized by implementing BDDs as custom or semi-custom integrated circuits. Benefits include efficient use of silicon area and improved simulation. A well-known example is given of a traffic light controller previously implemented by a PLA. The BDD layout is regular, compact and lends itself to automatic generation. A sample worst-case circuit simulation is included.

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Design Automation, 1983. 20th Conference on

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27-29 June 1983