American Journal of Applied Sciences

Minimization of Multiple-Valued Decision Diagrams Based on Matrix Computation

Omid Kavehie, Keivan Navi, Ebrahim Afjei and Hamid Khorsand

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.158.164

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 2

Pages 158-164

Abstract

This paper proposes a new algorithm to simplify the multiple valued logic (MVL) decision diagrams. This algorithm is based on a new level coupling rule. By changing the designer’s perspective towards the design, this rule can make further simplification possible. In most of state of the art designs, the decision diagram plays a serious role in the implementation of the logical functions. The proposed algorithm uses the new level coupling rule and combines it with the existing ones, presenting a new method in simplifying and implementing the basic decision diagram.

Copyright

© 2008 Omid Kavehie, Keivan Navi, Ebrahim Afjei and Hamid Khorsand. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.