Equivalence checking of retimed circuits
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Philip Baraona and Arvind.
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This thesis addresses the problem of verifying the equivalence of two circuits, one or both of which have undergone register retiming as well as logic resynthesis. The aim of the thesis is to improve the ability of Formality, an equivalence checking tool written at Synopsys, to handle retimed circuits. At the beginning of this project Formality already had an implementation of peripheral retiming, an algorithm that can handle a large set of retimed circuits. In this thesis, I explain the performance, usability and special case coverage problems found in the original implementation. I review other retiming verification algorithms and conclude that none of them would perform satisfactorily in Formality. Finally, I explain the modifications made to peripheral retiming in order to solve some of the identified issues and propose partial solutions for the problems that have not been solved yet.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2005.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Includes bibliographical references (p. 25).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.