A METHOD FOR OPTIMIZED LEVELIZATION IN CYCLE-BASED SIMULATION
Original Publication Date: 1997-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-07
Levelization is a logic simulation technique where each gate or logic assignment is evaluated once per time period, just prior to when its output is needed. This is in contrast to event-driven simula- tion, where logic is evaluated whenever its input changes. While event-driven simulation is more general, levelizatiqn permits higher-performance because there is no overhead associated with main- taining an event queue. Most cycle-based simulator implementations are based on levelization techniques.