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Bi-Partition of Shared Binary Decision Diagrams
Munehiro MATSUURA Tsutomu SASAO Jon T. BUTLER Yukihiro IGUCHI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Publication Date: 2002/12/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on VLSI Design and CAD Algorithms)
Category: Logic Synthesis
shared binary decision diagram, SBDD, bi-partition, multiple-output function, decomposition,
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A shared binary decision diagram (SBDD) represents a multiple-output function, where nodes are shared among BDDs representing the various outputs. A partitioned SBDD consists of two or more SBDDs that share nodes. The separate SBDDs are optimized independently, often resulting in a reduction in the number of nodes over a single SBDD. We show a method for partitioning a single SBDD into two parts that reduces the node count. Among the benchmark functions tested, a node reduction of up to 23% is realized.