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A TRUTH TABLE MERGE FUNCTION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007769D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-22

Publishing Venue

Motorola

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Authors:
Jesse Tessier

Abstract

This paper describes the architecture and bene- fits of a new application program MERGE-TABLE. This program creates a single truth table model which describes the fimctionality of two digital com- ponents given a specification of the signals or nets which interconnect them and a specification of the truth tables for the two individual components. Dig- ital simulators typically support truth tables as one of the ways in which components can be fimction- ally modeled. By combining frequently occurring interconnections of components into a single higher level component with a single truth table model, the component count within the simulation can be reduced, simulation speed can be increased, and the memory requirements for the digital simulator can be reduced.