Logic Design for Array-Based Circuits
Copyright © 1996, 2001, 2002 Donnamaie E. White
Case Study: Sizing A Design
Last Edit July 22, 2001
A parity tree of all inputs (required for parametric VIL, VIH testing) can be formed from NOR gates using the GT60L or GT60S, an 8-input NOR macro. The L-option is slower and uses less power. The speed of the gate tree is not important since testing is functional at 100ns intervals. The first estimate for the tree is to use eleven GT60S macros in a three-level structure to accommodate the 79 input signals. (The 78 data signals plus the clock are required.) The parity tree is shown in Figure A-8.
Figure A-8 Parity Tree