This paper presents some new techniques for reducing the transistor count oof MOS implementations of totally self-checking (TSC) checkers. The techniques are (1) transfer of fanouts, (2) removal of inverters and (3) use of multi-level realizations of functions. These techniques also increase the speed of the circuit and may reduce the number of required tests. Their effectiveness has been demonstrated by applying them to m-out-of-n and Berger code checkers. Impressive reductions of up to 90% in the transistor count in some cases have been obtained for the MOS implementation of these checkers. This directly translates into saving of chip area.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modeling and Simulation
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics