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Optimal Interconnections in the Design of Microprocessors and Digital Systems

Mathialagan, A and Biswas, NN (1980) Optimal Interconnections in the Design of Microprocessors and Digital Systems. In: IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 15 (1). pp. 81-85.

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This paper recasts the multiple data path assignment problem solved by Torng and Wilhelm by the dynamic programming method [1] into a minimal covering problem following a switching theoretic approach. The concept of bus compatibility for the data transfers is used to obtain the various ways of interconnecting the circuit modules with the minimum number of buses that allow concurrent data transfers. These have been called the feasible solutions of the problem. The minimal cost solutions are obtained by assigning weights to the bus-compatible sets present in the feasible solutions. Minimization of the cost of the solution by increasing the number of buses is also discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 10:30
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/22927

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