Logic Synthesis for Look-Up Table Based FPGAs Using Functional Decomposition and Boolean Resubstitution

Hiroshi SAWADA  Takayuki SUYAMA  Akira NAGOYA  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E80-D   No.10   pp.1017-1023
Publication Date: 1997/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Synthesis and Verification of Hardware Design)
Category: Logic Design
Keyword: 
FPGA,  look-up table (LUT),  functional decomposition,  Boolean resubstitution,  support minimization,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents a logic synthesis method for look-up table (LUT) based field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). We determine functions to be mapped to LUTs by functional decomposition for each of single-output functions. To share LUTs among several functions, we use a new Boolean resubstitution technique. Resubstitution is used to determine whether an existing function is useful to realize another function; thus, we can share common functions among two or more functions. The Boolean resubstitution proposed in this paper is customized for an LUT network synthesis because it is based on support minimization for an incompletely specified function. Experimental results show that our synthesis method produces a small size circuit in a practical amount of time.