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Equivalence Checking of Digital Circuits : Fundamentals, Principles, Methods - Paul Molitor

Equivalence Checking of Digital Circuits

Fundamentals, Principles, Methods

Hardcover Published: 31st January 2004
ISBN: 9781402077258
Number Of Pages: 263

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Hardware veri?cation is the process of checking whether a design conforms to its speci?cations of functionality and timing. In today's design processes it becomes more and more important. Very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits and the resulting digital systems have conquered a place in almost all areas of our life, even in security sensitive applications. Complex digital systems control airplanes, have been used in banks and on intensive-care units. Hence, the demand for error-free designs is more important than ever. In addition, economic reasons underline this demand as well. The design and production process of present day VLSI-circuits is highly time- and cost-intensive. Mo- over, it is nearly impossible to repair integrated circuits. Thus, it is desirable to detect design errors early in the design process and not just after producing the prototype chip. All these facts are re?ected by developing and prod- tion statistics of present day companies. For example, In?neon Technologies [118] assumed that about 60% to 80% of the overall design time was spent for veri?cation in 2000. Other sources cite the 3-to-1 head count ratio between veri?cation engineers and logic designers. This shows that verifying logical correctness of the design of hardware systems is a major gate to the problem of time-to-market (cf. [113]). With the chip complexity constantly increasing, the dif?culty as well as the - portance of functional veri?cation of new product designs has been increased. It is not only more important to get error-free designs.

Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Fundamentals
Preliminariesp. 11
Representation of Functionsp. 23
Equivalence Checking of Combinational Circuits
Use of Canonical Representationsp. 71
SAT and ATPG Based Equivalence Checkingp. 99
Exploiting Similaritiesp. 131
Partial Implementationsp. 145
Permutation Independent Boolean Comparisonp. 169
Equivalence Checking of Sequential Circuits
Basic Definitions and Algorithmsp. 209
Latch Correspondence Problemp. 227
Referencesp. 243
Indexp. 253
About the Authorsp. 263
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ISBN: 9781402077258
ISBN-10: 1402077254
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 263
Published: 31st January 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.26