Accession Number : ADA180092

Title :   A New Multi-Decoder PLA Design.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Dec 85-Jan 87,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO AMHERST

Personal Author(s) : Fan,Adly T ; Vitallo,Mathew R ; Pronobis,Mark T

PDF Url : ADA180092

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A multi-decoder design for Programmable Logic Array devices is introduced and found to be both two decoder ROM and single decoder PLA devices in implementing a special class of Boolean expressions. In this class, the logic expressions may be lengthy but are restricted in the number of input variables comprising each p-term. A theoretical analysis of the area efficiency of the new design is supplemented by CAD design examples which verify its superiority. Implementation of the multi-decoder design using three dimensional microcircuit topography to attain even greater savings in area and speed is considered in the conclusion of this report.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *LOGIC CIRCUITS, *LOGIC DEVICES, *DECODERS, EFFICIENCY, INPUT, VARIABLES, ARRAYS, THEORY, BOOLEAN ALGEBRA, MICROCIRCUITS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, TOPOGRAPHY, MEMORY DEVICES, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE