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Symbolic Boolean manipulation with ordered binarydecision diagrams
 ACM COMPUTING SURVEYS
, 1992
"... Ordered BinaryDecision Diagrams (OBDDS) represent Boolean functions as directed acyclic graphs. They form a canonical representation, making testing of functional properties such as satmfiability and equivalence straightforward. A number of operations on Boolean functions can be implemented as grap ..."
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Ordered BinaryDecision Diagrams (OBDDS) represent Boolean functions as directed acyclic graphs. They form a canonical representation, making testing of functional properties such as satmfiability and equivalence straightforward. A number of operations on Boolean functions can be implemented as graph algorithms on OBDD
Symmetry Detection and Dynamic Variable Ordering of Decision Diagrams
, 1996
"... Knowing that some variables are symmetric in a function has numerous applications; in particular, it can help produce better variable orders for Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs) and related data structures (e.g., Algebraic Decision Diagrams). It has been observed that there often exists an optimum ..."
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Knowing that some variables are symmetric in a function has numerous applications; in particular, it can help produce better variable orders for Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs) and related data structures (e.g., Algebraic Decision Diagrams). It has been observed that there often exists an optimum order for a BDD wherein symmetric variables are contiguous. We propose a new algorithm for the detection of symmetries, based on dynamic reordering, and we study its interaction with the reordering algorithm itself. We show that combining sifting with an efficient symmetry check for contiguous variables results in the fastest symmetry detection algorithm reported to date and produces better variable orders for many BDDs. The overhead on the sifting algorithm is negligible. 1
FPGA routing and routability estimation via Boolean satisfiability
 IEEE Trans. on VLSI Systems
, 1998
"... Guaranteeing or even estimating the routability of a portion of a placed FPGA remains difficult or impossible in most practical applications. In this paper we develop a novel formulation of both routing and routability estimation that relies on a rendering of the routing constraints as a single lar ..."
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Guaranteeing or even estimating the routability of a portion of a placed FPGA remains difficult or impossible in most practical applications. In this paper we develop a novel formulation of both routing and routability estimation that relies on a rendering of the routing constraints as a single large Boolean equation. Any satisfying assignment to this equation specifies a complete detailed routing. By representing the equation as a Binary Decision Diagram (BDD), we represent all possible routes for all nets simultaneously. Routability estimation is transformed to Boolean satisfiability, which is trivial for BDDs. We use the technique in the context of a perfect routability estimator for a global router. Experimental results from a standard FPGA benchmark suite suggest the technique is feasible for realistic circuits, but refinements are needed for very large designs.
BDD variable ordering for interacting finite state machines
 IN PROC. OF THE DESIGN AUTOMATION CONF
, 1994
"... We address the problem of obtaining good variable orderings for the BDD representation of a system of interacting finite state machines (FSMs). Orderings are derived from the communication structure of the system. Communication complexity arguments are used to prove upper bounds on the size of the B ..."
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We address the problem of obtaining good variable orderings for the BDD representation of a system of interacting finite state machines (FSMs). Orderings are derived from the communication structure of the system. Communication complexity arguments are used to prove upper bounds on the size of the BDD for the transition relation of the product machine in terms of the communication graph, and optimal orderings are exhibited for a variety of regular systems. Based on the bounds we formulate algorithms for variable ordering. We perform reached state analysis on a number of standard verification benchmarks to test the effectiveness of our ordering strategy; experimental results demonstrate the e cacy of our approach. The algorithms described in this paper have been implemented in HSIS, a hierarchical synthesis and verification tool currently under development at Berkeley.
Almana: A BDD Minimization Tool Integrating Heuristic and Rewriting Methods
 FORMAL METHODS IN COMPUTERAIDED DESIGN, SECOND INTERNATIONAL CNFERENCE, FMCAD '98
, 1998
"... Constructing a small BDD from a given boolean formula depends on finding a good variable ordering. Finding a good order is NPcomplete. In the past, methods based on heuristic analysis and formula (circuit) rewriting have shown to be useful for specific problem domains. We show that these method ..."
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Constructing a small BDD from a given boolean formula depends on finding a good variable ordering. Finding a good order is NPcomplete. In the past, methods based on heuristic analysis and formula (circuit) rewriting have shown to be useful for specific problem domains. We show that these methods need to be integrated: heuristic analysis can drive rewriting, which in turn simplifies analysis. We support this claim with experimental results, and describe Almana, an integrated tool for exploring the combination of analysis and rewriting on large boolean formulae.
Design of Dynamic PassTransistor Logic Circuits Using 123 Decision Diagrams
 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and SystemsI: Fundamental Theory and Applications
, 1998
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Binary Decision Diagrams and Applications to Reliability Analysis
, 2000
"... This thesis investigates practical and theoretical concerns for the use of Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs) for qualitative and quantitative risk assessments of complex systems. Boolean models describing failure relationships between components, and fault trees in particular, are boolean formulas who ..."
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This thesis investigates practical and theoretical concerns for the use of Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs) for qualitative and quantitative risk assessments of complex systems. Boolean models describing failure relationships between components, and fault trees in particular, are boolean formulas whose variables are individual component failures; assessment of these models can be performed by analysis of the boolean function induced by the formula. Resource consumption for BDD computations, which is determined by the form of the boolean formula and the order imposed on its variables, is in many cases exponentially smaller than the truth table for the function. The use of Binary Decision Diagrams has made possible ordersofmagnitude increases in the complexity of systems that can be assessed efficiently. Nonetheless, the practical limits of straightforward use of BDDs for reliability analysis are often surpassed by realworld systems. Understanding why this happens is the first subject...
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, 2008
"... Digital representations of realworld surfaces can now be obtained automatically using various acquisition devices such as 3D scanners and stereo camera systems. These new fast and accurate data sources increase 3D surface resolution by several orders of magnitude, borrowing higher precision to appl ..."
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Digital representations of realworld surfaces can now be obtained automatically using various acquisition devices such as 3D scanners and stereo camera systems. These new fast and accurate data sources increase 3D surface resolution by several orders of magnitude, borrowing higher precision to applications which require digital surfaces. All major computer graphics applications can take benefit of this automatic modeling process, including: computeraided design, physical simulation, virtual reality, medical imaging, architecture, archaeological study, special effects, computer animation and video games. tel00260917, version 1 5 Mar 2008 Unfortunately, the richness of the geometry produced by these media comes at the price of a large, possibility gigantic, amount of data which requires new efficient data structures and algorithms offering scalability for processing such objects. This thesis proposes time and space efficient solutions for modeling, editing and rendering such complex surfaces, solving these problems with new algorithms sharing 4 fundamental elements: a systematic hierarchical approach, a local dimension reduction, a samplingreconstruction paradigm and a pointbased