Minimization of Reversible Wave Cascades

Dimitrios VOUDOURIS  Stergios STERGIOU  George PAPAKONSTANTINOU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E88-A   No.4   pp.1015-1023
Publication Date: 2005/04/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e88-a.4.1015
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: VLSI Design Technology and CAD
Keyword: 
ESCT,  Maitra,  complex term,  wave cascade,  reversible circuit,  exact minimization,  heuristic minimization,  

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Summary: 
In this paper two algorithms for the synthesis and minimization of a CA (cellular array architecture) are proposed. Starting from a completely specified single-output switching function, our methods produce rectangularly shaped arrays of cells, interconnected in chains, with an effort to minimize the number of the produced chains (cascades). This kind of cellular topology is known throughout the bibliography as Maitra cellular arrays. The significance of those algorithms is underlined by the fact that this particular type of cellular architecture can be mapped to reversible circuits and gates (generalized Toffoli gates), which are the type of logic used in quantum circuits. The proposed methodologies include use of ETDDs (EXOR ternary decision diagrams), and switching function decompositions (including new types of boolean expansions).