Publication Type:

Journal Article


International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications , Volume 2, Issue 3, p.324-330 (2012)



Decomposition chart, Field programmable gate arrays, functional Decomposition, Gauss Jordan elimination, Logic synthesis


This paper surveys some of the basic principles behind logic synthesis. A few methods of logic synthesis are also discussed. Functional decomposition is an efficient technique for synthesis of logic circuits targeted on Look Up Table based FPGAs. It decomposes any circuit into a network of sub circuits. A method of functional decomposition for single output XOR based circuits is presented. It utilizes Gauss Jordan elimination, a method based on linearity, to decompose the circuits. The method was tested on a set of MCNC benchmark circuits in Blif format, and was successful in decomposing circuits efficiently. In case of XOR based circuits, the XOR relationship between the different sub circuits can be exposed by this method. A reduction in area was obtained due to this in case of large XOR based circuits and hence can be used for area driven logic synthesis.

Cite this Research Publication

A. P.V and Ramesh, S. R., “An Approach towards Logic Synthesis by Functional Decomposition”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications , vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 324-330, 2012.