Efficient algorithm to find all 'bidirectional' edges of an undirected graph

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An efficient algorithm is presented for the all-bidirectional-edges problem, which is to find an edge-labeling of an undirected network, G equals (V,E), with a source and a sink, such that an edge left bracket u,v right bracket belonging to E is labeled (u,v) or (v,u) (or both), depending on the existence of a (simple) path from the source to the sink that visits the vertices u and v in the order u,v or v,u, respectively. The algorithm works by partitioning the graph into a set of bridges and analyzing them recursively. The time complexity of the algorithm is determined. The problem arises in the simulation of an MOS transistor network in which a transistor may operate as a unilateral or a bilateral device, depending on the voltages at its source and drain nodes. For efficient simulation, it is required to detect the set of transistors that may operate as bilateral devices. Also, this algorithm can be used in order to detect all the sneak paths in a network of pass transistor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (Proceedings)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)081860591X
StatePublished - 1984

Publication series

NameAnnual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (Proceedings)
ISSN (Print)0272-5428

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture


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