Online testing in ternary reversible logic

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Rahman, Md. Raqibur
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, c2011
In recent years ternary reversible logic has caught the attention of researchers because of its enormous potential in different fields, in particular quantum computing. It is desirable that any future reversible technology should be fault tolerant and have low power consumption; hence developing testing techniques in this area is of great importance. In this work we propose a design for an online testable ternary reversible circuit. The proposed design can implement almost all of the ternary logic operations and is also capable of testing the reversible ternary network in real time (online). The error detection unit is also constructed in a reversible manner, which results in an overall circuit which meets the requirements of reversible computing. We have also proposed an upgrade of the initial design to make the design more optimized. Several ternary benchmark circuits have been implemented using the proposed approaches. The number of gates required to implement the benchmarks for each approach have also been compared. To our knowledge this is the first such circuit in ternary with integrated online testability feature.
xii, 92 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm
Many-valued logic , Electric circuits , Logic design -- Data processing , Logic circuits , Quantum logic , Computer logic , Dissertations, Academic