Vijayakumari C. K

Work place: Department of Electrical Engineering, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam, Kerala, India



Research Interests: Interaction Design, Algorithm Design, Combinatorial Optimization


Vijayakumari C. K is working as Associate Professor at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (R I T), Kerala, India. She completed her B Tech in Electrical Engineering and M. Tech in Electrical Machines from University of Kerala, India, in 1985 and 1987 respectively. Currently she is doing research in the area of Digital design. Her research interests are in the areas of Digital design, Optimization Techniques, Electrical machines and Power Electronics. She is a member ISTE (L) India.

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A Simplified Efficient Technique for the Design of Combinational Logic Circuits

By Vijayakumari C. K Mythili. P Rekha K James

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Aug. 2015

A new Genetic Algorithm based approach to the design of combinational logic circuits which uses only 2-1 multiplexers as the basic design unit has been proposed. To realize a function of n variables, conventional design needs 2n-1 units and n levels. Property of a multiplexer tree is that all the units in a level share the same control signal. In this paper, flexibility has been made in selecting the control signals so that units in the same level need not use the same select signal. Control signals can be any of the variables or functions derived from the immediate preceding level. Once a 100 % fit circuit is evolved, check for redundancy of units is made and redundant units are eliminated so that the circuit generated is optimal. It has been observed that the circuits evolved by this approach are superior to the circuits by conventional design in terms of area, power and delay. As power dissipation is an important metric in VLSI design, power loss can be minimized by eliminating unnecessary transitions/switching of idle multiplexers using a specific controller to select appropriate control signals. But in the proposed design power loss can be reduced without any additional device and hence these circuits can be recommended for low power devices.

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