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NAME

       BOOM - BOOlean Minimization

SYNOPSIS

       boom [-VTOAP] [-l num] [-d num] [-i num] [-a num] [-sjbgpwtmorn]
                      filename [outname]

DESCRIPTION

       BOOM  is  used  for  the  first step of the synthesis process.  It optimizes a behavioural
       description using a Reduced  Ordered  Binary  Decision  Diagram  representation  of  logic
       functions.   The file filename is the input behavioural description and must be written in
       vbe(5) format.  The resulting behavioural optimized description is  saved  with  the  name
       outname or input_name_o in vbe(5) format.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       MBK_WORK_LIB(1)
                 indicates the path to the read/write directory for the session.

OPTIONS

       -V        Verbose  mode  on.   Each  step of the optimization is displayed on the standard
                 output.

       -T        Trace mode on.  Some debug informations are displayed on the standard output.

       -O        Reverses initial Bdd variables order.

       -A        BOOM performs a local optimization and keeps the  architecture  of  the  initial
                 description  by  saving  most  of  the intermediate signals.  This mode is well-
                 suited for big or regular circuits such as multipliers, adders.  By default BOOM
                 performs  a  global optimization and removes most of the intermediate signals so
                 that the outputs are expressed in terms of the inputs or the internal registers.
                 This mode is well-suited for random circuits such as FSMs.

       -P        Uses  a  parameter  file  input_name.boom describing optimization directives and
                 constraints.  (see below for the exact syntax)

                 # Example of .boom file

                 #
                 # The list of auxiliary signals that have to be kept
                 # during optimization.
                 # Generally carry signals, ram address signals etc ...
                 #
                 BEGIN_KEEP

                 carry[3:0]
                 ram_address[3:0]

                 END

                 #
                 # The list of auxiliary signals which assigned
                 # expression won't be modified.
                 # Generally it's ram output signals.
                 #
                 BEGIN_DONT_TOUCH
                 ram_out[7:0]
                 END

       -l num    Specifies the optimization level [0-3] (default is 0, low level).

       -d num    Specifies the delay optimization percent (default is 0% delay, 100% surface).

       -i num    Specifies the number of iterations for the choosen optimization  algorithm  (for
                 experts only).

       -a num    Specifies the amplitude during bdd reordering (for experts only).

       -sjbgpwtmorn
                 Specifies which algorithm has to be used for the boolean optimization.

SEE ALSO

       boom(5), vbe(5), asimut(1), boog(1), MBK_WORK_LIB(1).