Accession Number:

AD0733859

Title:

Modular Decomposition of Combinational Switching Networks,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

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Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

135.0

Abstract:

The problem of designing a combinational network from a library of fixed configuration, fanout-free modules is investigated. The approach developed consists of two phases 1 A loop-free combinational network is designed without constraints. 2 The design is translated into terms of the module library. Emphasis is placed on the second phase of this process. A procedure is presented which generates all possible different types of modes gates that may be formed by a module. Theorems are then developed which state the necessary and sufficient conditions for a set of modes to be capable of replacing a set of gates and a network. The necessary and sufficient conditions are formulated as integer linear programs which can be used to minimize cost function over any fanout-free network. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE