MIXSyn: An Efficient Logic Synthesis Methodology for Mixed XOR-AND/OR Dominated Circuits
We present a new logic synthesis methodology, called MIXSyn, that produces area-efficient results for mixed XOR-AND/OR dominated logic functions. MIXSyn is a two step synthesis process. The first step is a hybrid logic optimization that enables selective and distinct optimization of AND/OR and XOR-intensive portions of the logic circuit. The second step is a library-free technology mapping that enhances design flexibility with a tractable computational cost. MIXSyn has been tested on a set of large MCNC benchmarks. Experimental results indicate that MIXSyn produces CMOS circuits with 18.0% and 9.2% fewer devices, on the average, with respect to state-of-art academic and commercial synthesis tools, respectively. MIXSyn is also capable to exploit the opportunity of novel XOR implementations offered by the use of double-gate ambipolar devices. Experimental results show that MIXSyn can reduce the number of ambipolar transistors by 20.9% and 15.3%, on the average, with respect to state-of-art academic and commercial synthesis tools, respectively.