Fast Compiled Logic Simulation Using Linear BDDs

Abstract

This paper presents a new technique for compiled zero delay logic simulation and includes extensive experiments that demonstrate its performance on standard bench marks Our compiler partitions the circuit into fanout free regions FFRs transforms each FFR into a linear sized BDD and converts each BDD into executable code In our approach the computation is sublinear in the number of variables within each partition because only one path from root to leaf of the BDD is executed therefore in many cases substantial computation is avoided In this way our approach gets some of the advantages of oblivious as well as demand driven evaluation We investigated the impact of various heuristics on performance and based on this data we recommend good values for design parameters A performance improvement of up to over oblivious simulation is observed for our benchmarks

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@inproceedings{Gupta1995FastCL, title={Fast Compiled Logic Simulation Using Linear BDDs}, author={Sudeep Gupta}, year={1995} }