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Design of a Multiple-Valued Cellular Array
Naotake KAMIURA Yutaka HATA Kazuharu YAMATO
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 1993/03/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Multiple-Valued Integrated Circuits)
integrated electronics, multiple-valued logic circuit, combinational switching functions, two-dimensional cellular arrays, switching cell,
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A method is proposed for realizing any k-valued n-variable function with a celluler array, which consists of linear arrays (called input arrays) and a rectangular array (called control array). In this method, a k-valued n-variable function is divided into kn-1 one-variable functions and remaining (n1)-variable function. The parts of one-variable functions are realized by the input arrays, remaintng the (n1)-variable function is realized by the control array. The array realizing the function is composed by connecting the input arrays with the control array. Then, this array requires (kn2)kn-1 cells and the number is smaller than the other rectangular arrays. Next, a ternary cell circuit and a literal circuit are actually constructed with CMOS transistors and NMOS pass transistors. The experiment shows that these circuits perform the expected operations.