Issue No. 03 - July-September (1999 vol. 16)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/54.785838
Digital designers normally proceed from behavioral specification to logic circuit; rarely do they need to go in the reverse direction. One such situation is examined here: recovering the high-level specifications of a popular set of benchmark logic circuits. The authors present their methodology and experience in reverse engineering the ISCAS-85 circuits. They also discuss a few of the practical uses of the resulting high-level benchmarks and make them available for other researchers to use.
J. P. Hayes, M. C. Hansen and H. Yalcin, "Unveiling the ISCAS-85 Benchmarks: A Case Study in Reverse Engineering," in IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 16, no. , pp. 72-80, 1999.