Synthesis and testing of reversible Toffoli circuits

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Nayeem, Noor Muhammed
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, c2012
Recently, researchers have been interested in reversible computing because of its ability to dissipate nearly zero heat and because of its applications in quantum computing and low power VLSI design. Synthesis and testing are two important areas of reversible logic. The thesis first presents an approach for the synthesis of reversible circuits from the exclusive- OR sum-of-products (ESOP) representation of functions, which makes better use of shared functionality among multiple outputs, resulting in up to 75% minimization of quantum cost compared to the previous approach. This thesis also investigates the previous work on constructing the online testable circuits and points out some design issues. A simple approach for online fault detection is proposed for a particular type of ESOP-based reversible circuit, which is also extended for any type of Toffoli circuits. The proposed online testable designs not only address the problems of the previous designs but also achieve significant improvements of up to 78% and 99% in terms of quantum cost and garbage outputs, respectively.
xii, 82 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm
Logic circuits -- Testing , Computer logic , Quantum computers , Reversible computing , Dissertations, Academic