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Elimination of Logically Stuck PLA or Array Outputs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052848D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Parker, TE Veneski, GA [+details]

Abstract

In any programmable logic array (PLA) where it is possible with proper assignment of ""don't care'' crosspoints to cause a PLA output to always produce a logical ""1'' or always product a logical ""0'' response regardless of what input combination is applied to the PLA, the OR array column used to produce that output is deleted and replaced by a simple tie-up or tie-down circuit at the output. The use of this technique reduces the size of the OR array in the PLA.