Output phase assignment for area and power minimization in PLAs

Saurabh Chaudhury, and Santanu Chattopadhyay


A fairly good amount of optimization can be achieved in PLA-based two-level realization of circuits using a proper choice of phases for the subfunctions. This paper presents a genetic algorithm-based approach for selection of output phases to optimize the PLA for area and power. The results obtained are superior to those reported in the literature. Finally, a trade-off has been made to perform a weighted minimization of area and power. It has been shown that a range of solutions can be achieved with varying degree of area and power optimization using different weightages to the area requirement and the power consumption of the resulting PLA.


Optimization; PLA; power minimization; genetic algorithm

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