Portland State University. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
1 online resource (viii, 84 pages)
At this time the synthesis of reversible circuits for quantum computing is an active area of research. In the most restrictive quantum computing models there are no ancilla lines and the quantum cost, or latency, of performing a reversible form of the AND gate, or Toffoli gate, increases exponentially with the number of input variables. In contrast, the quantum cost of performing any combination of reversible EXOR gates, or CNOT gates, on n input variables requires at most O(n2/log2n) gates. It was under these conditions that EXOR-AND-EXOR, or EPOE, synthesis was developed.
In this work, the GF(2) logic theory used in EPOE is expanded and the concept of an EXOR-AND product transform is introduced. Because of the generality of this logic theory, it is adapted to EXOR-AND-OR, or SPOE, synthesis. Three heuristic spectral logic synthesis algorithms are introduced, implemented in a program called XAX, and compared with previous work in classical logic circuits of up to 26 inputs. Three linear reversible circuit methods are also introduced and compared with previous work in linear reversible logic circuits of up to 100 inputs.
Schaeffer, Ben, "Synthesis of Linear Reversible Circuits and EXOR-AND-based Circuits for Incompletely Specified Multi-Output Functions" (2017). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3783.