De Micheli, Synthesis and optimization of digital circuits
The book for the class is "Giovanni De Micheli: Synthesis and ..
As the significant part of the digital system design becomesincorporated into CAD tools, the designers should become familiar with the operation of such tools. This course providesthe basics of logic synthesis. The essential representationsof Boolean functions will be given, followed by the algorithms for two-level (sum-of-products), multi-level (Boolean networks)and sequential logic synthesis. The course is suited for logic designers, CAD tool developers and students interested in applications of combinatorial optimizations.
Logic synthesis and physical design: Quo vadis
: After completing this course, students should understand the essential logic synthesis algorithms and tools, be able to reason about problems in logic synthesis in general andbe capable of reading critically the recent literature.