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  • Adaptive clock with useful jitter 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Lavagno, Luciano; López Muñoz, Pedro; Lupon Navazo, Marc; Moreno Vega, Alberto; Roca Pérez, Antoni; Sapatnekar, Sachin S. (2015-05-19)
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    The growing variability in nanoelectronic devices due to uncertainties from the manufacturing process and environmental conditions (power supply, temperature, aging) requires increasing design guardbands, forcing circuits ...
  • A region-based theory for state assignment in speed-independent circuits 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Kishinevsky, Michael; Kondratyev, Alex; Lavagno, Luciano; Yakovlev, Alex (1997-08)
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    State assignment problems still need satisfactory solutions to make asynchronous circuit synthesis more practical. A well-known example of such a problem is that of complete state coding (CSC), which happens when a pair ...
  • A symbolic algorithm for the synthesis of bounded Petri nets 

    Carmona Vargas, Josep; Cortadella, Jordi; Kishinevsky, Michael; Kondratyev, Alex; Lavagno, Luciano; Yakovlev, Alex (Springer, 2008)
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    This paper presents an algorithm for the synthesis of bounded Petri nets from transition systems. A bounded Petri net is always provided in case it exists. Otherwise, the events are split into several transitions to guarantee ...
  • Automatic synthesis and optimization of partially specified asynchronous systems 

    Kondratyev, Alex; Cortadella, Jordi; Kishinevsky, Michael; Lavagno, Luciano; Yakovlev, Alex (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 1999)
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    A method for automating the synthesis of asynchronous control circuits from high level (CSP-like) and/or partial STG (involving only functionally critical events) specifications is presented. The method solves two key ...
  • Behavioral transformations to increase the noise immunity of asynchronous specifications 

    Taubin, Alexander; Kondratyev, Alex; Cortadella, Jordi; Lavagno, Luciano (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1999)
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    Noise immunity is becoming one of the most important design parameters for deep-sub-micron (DSM) technologies. Asynchronous circuits seem to be a good candidate to alleviate the problems originated by simultaneous switching ...
  • Bridging modularity and optimality: delay-insensitive interfacing in asynchronous circuits synthesis 

    Saito, Hiroshi; Kondratyev, Alex; Cortadella, Jordi; Lavagno, Luciano; Yakovlev, Alex (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1999)
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    Two trends are of major concern for digital circuit designers: the relative increase of interconnect delays with respect to gate delays and the demand for design reuse. Both pose difficult problems to synchronous design ...
  • Complete state encoding based on the theory of regions 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Kishinevsky, Michael; Kondratyev, Alex; Lavagno, Luciano; Yakovlev, Alex (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1996)
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    Synthesis of asynchronous circuits from Signal Transition Graphs (STGs) and/or State Graphs (SGs) involves solving state coding problems. A well-known example of such problems is that of Complete State Coding (CSC), which ...
  • Coping with the variability of combinational logic delays 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Kondratyev, Alex; Lavagno, Luciano; Sotiriou, Christos P. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2004)
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    This paper proposes a technique for creating a combinational logic network with an output that signals when all other outputs have stabilized. The method is based on dual-rail encoding, and guarantees low timing overhead ...
  • Decomposition and technology mapping of speed-independent circuits using Boolean relations 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Kishinevsky, Michael; Kondratyev, Alex; Lavagno, Luciano; Pastor Llorens, Enric; Yakovlev, Alex (1999-09)
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    This paper presents a new technique for decomposition and technology mapping of speed-independent circuits. An initial circuit implementation is obtained in the form of a netlist of complex gates, which may not be available ...
  • Decomposition and technology mapping of speed-independent circuits using Boolean relations 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Kishinevsky, Michael; Kondratyev, Alex; Lavagno, Luciano; Pastor Llorens, Enric; Yakovlev, Alex (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1997)
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    Presents a new technique for the decomposition and technology mapping of speed-independent circuits. An initial circuit implementation is obtained in the form of a netlist of complex gates, which may not be available in ...
  • Deriving Petri nets from finite transition systems 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Kishinevsky, Michael; Lavagno, Luciano; Yakovlev, Alex (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1998-08)
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    This paper presents a novel method to derive a Petri net from any specification model that can be mapped into a state-based representation with arcs labeled with symbols from an alphabet of events (a Transition System, ...
  • Designing asynchronous circuits from behavioural specifications with internal conflicts 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Lavagno, Luciano; Vanbekbergen, Peter; Yakovlev, Alex (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1994)
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    The paper presents a systematic method for synthesizing asynchronous circuits from event-based specifications with conflicts on output signals. It describes a set of semantic-preserving transformations performed at the ...
  • Desynchronization: Synthesis of asynchronous circuits from synchronous specifications 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Kondratyev, Alex; Lavagno, Luciano; Sotiriou, Christos (2006-10)
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    Asynchronous implementation techniques, which measure logic delays at runtime and activate registers accordingly, are inherently more robust than their synchronous counterparts, which estimate worst case delays at design ...
  • Exact and heuristic allocation of multi-kernel applications to multi-FPGA platforms 

    Shan, Junnan; Casu, Mario R.; Cortadella, Jordi; Lavagno, Luciano; Lazarescu, Mihai T.
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    FPGA-based accelerators demonstrated high energy efficiency compared to GPUs and CPUs. However, single FPGA designs may not achieve sufficient task parallelism. In this work, we optimize the mapping of high-performance ...
  • From synchronous to asynchronous: an automatic approach 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Kondratyev, Alex; Lavagno, Luciano; Lwin, Kelvin; Sotiriou, Christos P. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2004)
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    This paper presents a methodology to derive asynchronous circuits from optimized synchronous circuits by replacing the clock distribution tree by a handshaking network. A case study shows the applicability of the method ...
  • Handshake protocols for de-synchronization 

    Blunno, Ivan; Cortadella, Jordi; Kondratyev, Alex; Lavagno, Luciano; Lwin, Kelvin; Sotiriou, Christos P. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2004)
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    De-synchronization appears as a new paradigm to automate the design of asynchronous circuits from synchronous netlists. This paper studies different protocols for de-synchronization and formally proves their correctness. ...
  • Hardware and Petri nets: application to asynchronous circuit design 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Kishinevsky, Michael; Kondratyev, Alex; Lavagno, Luciano; Yakovlev, Alex (Springer, 2000-06)
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    Asynchronous circuits is a discipline in which the theory of concurrency is applied to hardware design. This paper presents an overview of a design framework in which Petri nets are used as the main behavioral model for ...
  • Identifying state coding conflicts in asynchronous system specifications using Petri net unfoldings 

    Kondratyev, Alex; Cortadella, Jordi; Kishinevsky, Michael; Lavagno, Luciano; Taubin, Alexander; Yakovlev, Alex (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1998)
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    State coding conflict detection is a fundamental part of synthesis of asynchronous concurrent systems from their specifications as signal transition graphs (STGs), which are a special kind of labelled Petri nets. The paper ...
  • Lazy transition systems and asynchronous circuits synthesis with relative timing assumptions 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Kishinevsky, Michael; Burns, Steven M.; Kondratyev, Alex; Lavagno, Luciano; Stevens, Kenneth S.; Taubin, Alexander; Yakovlev, Alex (2002-02)
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    This paper presents a design flow for timed asynchronous circuits. It introduces lazy transitions systems as a new computational model to represent the timing information required for synthesis. The notion of laziness ...
  • Lazy transition systems: application to timing optimization of asynchronous circuits 

    Cortadella, Jordi; Kishinevsky, Michael; Kondratyev, Alex; Lavagno, Luciano; Taubin, Alexander; Yakovlev, Alex (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1998)
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    The paper introduces Lazy Transitions Systems (LzTSs). The notion of laziness explicitly distinguishes between the enabling and the firing of an event in a transition system. LzTSs can be effectively used to model the ...