Handshake protocols for de-synchronization
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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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. Taxonomy of existing protocols for latch controllers is provided. In particular, four-phase handshake protocols devised for micro-pipelines are studied. A new controller with maximum concurrency for de-synchronization is also proposed. The applicability of de-synchronization on an implementation of the DLX microprocessor is also described and discussed.
CitationBlunno, I. [et al.]. Handshake protocols for de-synchronization. A: IEEE International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems. "10th IEEE International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems, ASYNC 2004: 19-23 April 2004, Crete, Greece". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2004, p. 149-158.