Date of Award
Master of Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Threshold logic gates allow for complex multi-input functions to be implemented using a single gate reducing the power and area of the circuit. Clocked based threshold gates have the additional advantage of its capability of being nanopipelined to increase network throughput. To produce a threshold network the proposed algorithm accepts a traditional algebraic boolean network as an input and resynthesizes it into a nanopipelined threshold logic network. The algorithm is the first to our knowledge that synthesizes in a manner to not only minimize the number of clusters produced from synthesizing the algebraic boolean network but also to minimize associated buffer insertion overhead in producing a clocked threshold gate network.
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