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By Norman L. Geisler, Ronald M. Brooks

The suitable introductory textbook, this simplified examine of common sense prepares readers to cause thoughtfully and to identify illogic in a controversy.

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Let us implement the circuit of P(Γ1 ) using LUTs having S = 4 inputs. It leads to the circuit shown in Fig. 7. Let us point out that we use Eq. 13). There are three LUTs in the part implementing functions yn ∈ Y . There is only a wire T2 in the circuit for y4 = T2 . There are two LUTs in the part of the circuit implementing input memory functions Dr ∈ Φ. They have additional inputs for pulses Start and Clock. Of course, they are not address inputs as it follows, for example, from Fig. 2. There is D1 = T2 , but it is still necessary a LUT to implement this function.

6 Reduced structure table of Moore FSM P0 (Γ1 ) Bi K (Bi ) as K (as ) Xh B1 ∗00 B2 ∗10 B3 ∗∗1 a2 a3 a4 a5 a6 010 001 011 111 100 1 x1 x¯1 x2 x¯1 x¯2 1 Φh h D2 D3 D2 D3 D1 D2 D3 D1 1 2 3 4 5 Let us encode states am ∈ A in such a way that each class Bi ∈ A be represented by the minimal possible amount of generalized intervals of R1 -dimensional Boolean space. Let us name such an approach “optimal state assignment”. For example, there is the partition A = {B1 , . . , B4 } in the case of Moore FSM represented by GSA Γ1 Fig.

It is very hard to overestimate the FPGA influence on different areas of electrical engineering [77]. These chips are very flexible due to their property of reconfigurability. Contemporary FPGA chip can replace billions of 2NAND gates [54], called system gates. In the beginning, FPGAs were used for implementing such parts of electrical circuits as glue logic. Now, these chips have up to 7 billion transistors [75], possess clock frequency exceeding the Gigahertz. The most advanced FPGAs have the technology less than 20 nm [2, 52, 58, 64, 89].

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