I am working on C++ coding of fault simulation algorithm of a digital circuit . The first step involves parsing of netlist files. The sample netlist looks like -
10 = NAND(1, 3)
11 = NAND(3, 6)
16 = NAND(2, 11)
19 = NAND(11, 7)
22 = NAND(10, 16)
23 = NAND(16, 19)
INPUT are the primary inputs, OUTPUT are the primary outputs, gates are the intermediate nodes. I hope some of you can imagine how this circuit will look like (..:)..).I have attached a sample image file of the above circuit. At this stage i have been able to extract all relevant numbers/values and gate type from the file.
My concern is what are the appropriate data structures that i can use to model the above circuit , so that i will be able to do the following :-
1) given bool values to the inputs , i can propagate it through the intermediate nodes to the output nodes.
2) To each node , i can add customary features like fan-in array, fan-out array.
I have tried out singly linked lists . Is it possible for a node to be pointed by multiple nodes(node1,2,3...) and a node to point to multiple nodes ? And also to be able to ascertain as from which node(node1,2,3...) is the current node traversed from ? Is it possible to propagate an integer value from ...