Conference paper

SAT-Based Combinational and Sequential Dependency Computation

We present an algorithm for computing both functional dependency and unateness of combinational and sequential Boolean func- tions represented as logic networks. The algorithm uses SAT-based tech- niques from Combinational Equivalence Checking (CEC) and Automatic Test Pattern Generation (ATPG) to compute the dependency matrix of multi-output Boolean functions. Additionally, the classical dependency definitions are extended to sequential functions and a fast approximation is presented to efficiently yield a sequential dependency matrix. Exten- sive experiments show the applicability of the methods and the improved robustness compared to existing approaches.

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