CMOS functional abstraction

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Methods for functional abstraction of CMOS circuits extract the behavior of a transistor netlist. In the simplest case the abstract boolean function of a simple CMOS gate can be found. More complicated examples are recognition of feed-back loops to detect state holding elements such as latches and flip-flops. A method of functional abstraction called 'circuit disassembly' can be found in [1].

  1. Anthony Lester, Pirouz Bazargan-Sabet, Alain Greiner, YAGLE, a Second generation Functional Abstractor for CMOS VLSI Circuits, https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICM.1998.825615