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State assignment for sequential circuits using multi-objective genetic algorithm (2011)
Journal Article
Al-Jassani, B. A., Urquhart, N. B., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2011). State assignment for sequential circuits using multi-objective genetic algorithm. IET Computers and Digital Techniques, 5, 296-305. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-cdt.2010.0045

In this study, a new approach using a multi-objective genetic algorithm (MOGA) is proposed to determine the optimal state assignment with less area and power dissipations for completely and incompletely specified sequential circuits. The goal is to f... Read More about State assignment for sequential circuits using multi-objective genetic algorithm.

Manipulation and optimization techniques for Boolean logic (2010)
Journal Article
Al-Jassani, B. A., Urquhart, N. B., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2010). Manipulation and optimization techniques for Boolean logic. IET computers & digital techniques / IET, 4, 227-239. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-cdt.2009.0007

In this study, new techniques and algorithms are presented for the derivation and optimisation of mixed polarity Reed Muller (MPRM) and mixed polarity dual Reed Muller (MPDRM) functions. The first algorithm is used for bidirectional conversion betwee... Read More about Manipulation and optimization techniques for Boolean logic.

Minimization of incompletely specified mixed polarity Reed Muller functions using genetic algorithm. (2009)
Conference Proceeding
Al-Jassani, B. A., Urquhart, N. B., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2009). Minimization of incompletely specified mixed polarity Reed Muller functions using genetic algorithm. . https://doi.org/10.1109/12.67320

A New and efficient Genetic Algorithm (GA) based approach is presented to minimise the number of terms of Mixed Polarity Reed Muller (MPRM) single and multi output incompletely specified Boolean functions. The algorithm determines the allocation of d... Read More about Minimization of incompletely specified mixed polarity Reed Muller functions using genetic algorithm..

Optimization of MPRM functions using tabular techniques and genetic algorithms. (2008)
Journal Article
Al-Jassani, B. A., Urquhart, N. B., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2008). Optimization of MPRM functions using tabular techniques and genetic algorithms. The Mediterranean journal of electronics and communications, 4, 115-125

This paper presents new techniques and algorithms to compute and optimize Mixed Polarity Reed Muller logic functions (MPRM) using Tabular techniques and Genetic Algorithms (GA). The first algorithm is used for bidirectional conversion between Fixed P... Read More about Optimization of MPRM functions using tabular techniques and genetic algorithms..

CFAR Adaptive PN Code acquisition for DSSS Systems (2008)
Journal Article
Wei, B., Sharif, M., Binnie, D., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2008). CFAR Adaptive PN Code acquisition for DSSS Systems. The Mediterranean journal of electronics and communications, 4, 37-45

Constant false alarm rate (CFAR) techniques can be used in Pseudo-Noise (PN) code acquisition in Spread Spectrum (SS) communication systems, and all the CFAR techniques perform well in homogeneous background PN code acquisition. However, in non-homog... Read More about CFAR Adaptive PN Code acquisition for DSSS Systems.

Efficient bidirectional conversion between RM and DFRM expansions (2008)
Journal Article
Xu, H., Yang, M., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2008). Efficient bidirectional conversion between RM and DFRM expansions. The Mediterranean journal of electronics and communications, 4, 84-89

A number of different representations of the Boolean function are used in order to find a good circuit representation in terms of area, speed and power performance. In this paper, an effective decomposition method is proposed for the bidirectional tr... Read More about Efficient bidirectional conversion between RM and DFRM expansions.

Techniques for dual forms of Reed-Muller expansion conversion. (2008)
Journal Article
Yang, M., Wang, L. Y., Tong, J. R., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2008). Techniques for dual forms of Reed-Muller expansion conversion. Integration, the VSLI Journal, 41, 113-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vlsi.2007.02.001

Dual forms of Reed-Muller (DFRM) are implemented in OR/XNOR forms, which are based on the features of coincidence operation. Map folding and transformation techniques are proposed for the conversion between Boolean and DFRM expansions. However, map t... Read More about Techniques for dual forms of Reed-Muller expansion conversion..

Exact minimization of large fixed polarity dual form of reed-muller functions (2007)
Journal Article
Yang, M., Xu, H., Wang, L. Y., Tong, J. R., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2007). Exact minimization of large fixed polarity dual form of reed-muller functions. Solid-State and Integrated Circuit Technology, 1931-1933. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSICT.2006.306532

Dual form of Reed-Muller (DFRM) expansions are implemented in OX/XNOR logic, which are based on the features of coincidence operation and are known as fixed polarity Canonical OR-Coincidence (COC) expansions. An efficient minimization method is propo... Read More about Exact minimization of large fixed polarity dual form of reed-muller functions.

An efficient transformation method for DFRM expansions. (2007)
Conference Proceeding
Xu, H., Yang, M., Wang, L. Y., Tong, J. R., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2007). An efficient transformation method for DFRM expansions. In 7th International Conference on ASIC, 2007. ASICON '07 (1158-1161). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASIC.2007.4415839

Dual Form of Reed-Muller (DFRM) expansions with fixed poarity are derived from Reed-Muller (RM) expansions by using the operation of Kronecker matrix products. An efficient decomposition method is proposed based on the formulation. The method can be... Read More about An efficient transformation method for DFRM expansions..

Adaptive PN code acquisition in multi-path spread spectrum communications using FPGA. (2007)
Conference Proceeding
Wei, B., Sharif, M., Binnie, D., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2007). Adaptive PN code acquisition in multi-path spread spectrum communications using FPGA. In Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Signals, Circuits and Systems (573-576)

Performance of two pseudonoise (PN) code detectors was tested. Cell averaging (CA) and order Statistics (OS) constant false alarm rates (CFAR) were analysed against mean acquisition time (MAT) and against the probability of detection (Pd). Both detec... Read More about Adaptive PN code acquisition in multi-path spread spectrum communications using FPGA..

Optimal expression for fixed polarity dual Reed-Muller forms. (2007)
Journal Article
Faraj, K., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2007). Optimal expression for fixed polarity dual Reed-Muller forms. WSEAS Transactions on Circuits and Systems, 6, 364-371

An algorithm for converting between products of sum (POS) and fixed polarity dual Reed-Muller (FPDRM) is proposed in this paper. This algorithm is used to compute the coefficients of POS from FPDRM directly from the truth table of POS. This algorithm... Read More about Optimal expression for fixed polarity dual Reed-Muller forms..

Decision diagrams using 2 variable nodes. (2007)
Journal Article
Oh, P., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2007). Decision diagrams using 2 variable nodes. WSEAS Transactions on Circuits and Systems, 6, 372-379

This paper outlines two variations of Decision Digrams, the 2VBDD and 2VRMBDD. It outlines the background for BDD and RMBDD expanded with respect to one variable and the new 2V(RM)BDD when the expansion is with respect to two variables. Examples are... Read More about Decision diagrams using 2 variable nodes..

Minimization of dual Reed-Muller forms using dual property. (2007)
Journal Article
Faraj, K., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2007). Minimization of dual Reed-Muller forms using dual property. WSEAS Transactions on Circuits and Systems, 6, 9-15

We present two algorithms in this paper: the first is used to convert between Product of Sums (POS) and Positive Polarity Dual Reed-Muller (PPDRM) forms; while the second algorithm generates all the polarity sets from any polarity set for a single ou... Read More about Minimization of dual Reed-Muller forms using dual property..

Fast conversion for large Canonical OR-coincidence functions. (2006)
Journal Article
Yang, M., Wang, L. Y., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2006). Fast conversion for large Canonical OR-coincidence functions. Circuits and Systems, 1643-1646. https://doi.org/10.1109/APCCAS.2006.342080

Fixed Polarity Canonical OR-coincidence (COC) expansions based on inclusive-OR and OR operations are dual forms of fixed polarity Reed-Muller expansions. Traditionally, they are obtained from maxterms of Canonical Products-of-sum (CPOS) expansions. T... Read More about Fast conversion for large Canonical OR-coincidence functions..

PN code acquisition with a CA-CFAR adaptive digital matched filter and its realisation using FPGA. (2006)
Conference Proceeding
Wie, B., Sharif, M., Almaini, A. E. A., & Binnie, D. (2006). PN code acquisition with a CA-CFAR adaptive digital matched filter and its realisation using FPGA. In Proceedings of IEEE 13th International Conference on Systems, Signals & Image Processing, IWSSIP’06

In this paper the performance of a Cell Averaging Constant False Alarm Rate (CA-CFAR) Pseudo-Noise (PN) code adaptive detector is analysed for a single path communication channel. The detection process uses a digital Matched Filter (MF) and is implem... Read More about PN code acquisition with a CA-CFAR adaptive digital matched filter and its realisation using FPGA..

An approach to obtain compact multi-level mixed polarity Reed-Muller functions with onset table. (2006)
Journal Article
Wang, L. Y., Xia, Y., Yang, M., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2006). An approach to obtain compact multi-level mixed polarity Reed-Muller functions with onset table. WSEAS Transactions on Circuits and Systems, 5, 625-632

In this paper, an approach to obtain the compact multi-level mixed polarity Reed-Muller (MMPRM) from an FPRM function is discussed. By operating on the onset table with rows (columns) swapping and table dividing, some operators such as extraction of... Read More about An approach to obtain compact multi-level mixed polarity Reed-Muller functions with onset table..

An evolutionary approach for symmetrical field programmable gate array placement. (2005)
Conference Proceeding
Yang, M., Almaini, A. E. A., Wang, L. Y., & Wang, P. (2005). An evolutionary approach for symmetrical field programmable gate array placement. In Research in Microelectronics and Electronics, 2005 PhD (169-172). https://doi.org/10.1109/RME.2005.1543030

An evolutionary computation method is used to place a set of different Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC) benchmark circuits on traditional symmetrical Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The experimental results are compared to the s... Read More about An evolutionary approach for symmetrical field programmable gate array placement..

A novel low power FSM partition approach and its implementation. (2005)
Journal Article
Xia, Y., Ye, X., Wang, L. Y., Tao, J., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2005). A novel low power FSM partition approach and its implementation. NORCHIP Conference, 102-105. https://doi.org/10.1109/NORCHP.2005.1596999

A new Finite State Machine (FSM) partioning approach is proposed in this paper. A genetic algorithm (GA) is employed to search the optimal or near optimal solution. A new cost function is used to guide the optimisation. The proposed algorithm is impl... Read More about A novel low power FSM partition approach and its implementation..

Fast tabular based conversion methods for Canonical OR-Coincidence. (2005)
Conference Proceeding
Yang, M., Wang, P., Chen, X., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2005). Fast tabular based conversion methods for Canonical OR-Coincidence. In EUROCON 2005 - The International Conference on Computer as a Tool (507-510). https://doi.org/10.1109/EURCON.2005.1629976

Two fast conversion alogorithms based on tabular technique for Canonical OR-Coincidence (COC) expansions are introduced. By using bitwise operations, the Serial Tabular Technique (STT) can achieve speed of less than 2 seconds for 21 variables for ran... Read More about Fast tabular based conversion methods for Canonical OR-Coincidence..

Novel synthesis method of mixed polarity reed-muller functions. (2005)
Conference Proceeding
Xia, Y., Ye, X., Wang, L. Y., Zou, Z., & Almaini, A. E. A. (2005). Novel synthesis method of mixed polarity reed-muller functions.

In this paper a new approach is proposed to obtain a compact mixed polarity Reed-Muller form, starting from a fixed polarity Reed-Muller expression; a fixed polarity Reed-Muller function is expressed into a truth vector, the truth vector is shrunk an... Read More about Novel synthesis method of mixed polarity reed-muller functions..