System Maintenance:
There may be intermittent impact on performance while updates are in progress. We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

The Computational Complexity of a Class of Minimization Algorithms for Switching Functions

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Breitbart, Y. ; Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Wisconsin ; Vairavan, K.

Most minimization algorithms produce an irredundant sum of products by first generating all prime implicants of a switching function. In this note we show that such an approach can be a wasteful one for an already complex problem. Specifically we show that there are functions for which the useful prime implicants form an extremely small fraction of all prime implicants, where we define a prime implicant to be useful if there is at least one irredundant sum of products which includes it.

Published in:

Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-28 ,  Issue: 12 )