Logic Synthesis for Asynchronous Controllers and Interfaces

Logic Synthesis for Asynchronous Controllers and Interfaces

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This book is the result of a long friendship, of a broad international co operation, and of a bold dream. It is the summary of work carried out by the authors, and several other wonderful people, during more than 15 years, across 3 continents, in the course of countless meetings, workshops and discus sions. It shows that neither language nor distance can be an obstacle to close scientific cooperation, when there is unity of goals and true collaboration. When we started, we had very different approaches to handling the mys terious, almost magical world of asynchronous circuits. Some were more theo retical, some were closer to physical reality, some were driven mostly by design needs. In the end, we all shared the same belief that true Electronic Design Automation research must be solidly grounded in formal models, practically minded to avoid excessive complexity, and tested qin the fieldq in the form of experimental tools. The results are this book, and the CAD tool petrify. The latter can be downloaded and tried by anybody bold (or desperate) enough to tread into the clockless (but not lawless) domain of small-scale asynchronicity. The URL is http://www.lsi. upc. esr j ordic/petrify. We believe that asynchronous circuits are a wonderful object, that aban dons some of the almost militaristic law and order that governs synchronous circuits, to improve in terms of simplicity, energy efficiency and performance.P.A. Beerel, K.Y. Yun, W.C. Chou: a€œOptimizing average-case delay in technology mapping of burst-mode circuitsa€, in Proc. ... 1996) A. Xie, P.A. Beerel: a€œSymbolic techniques for performance analysis of timed systems based on average time separation of eventsa€, in Proc. ... 462a€“468 V.S.I. Alliance: (2000), see http://www. vsi.org M. Keating, P. Bricaud: Reuse methodology manual for system-on-a-chip anbsp;...

Title:Logic Synthesis for Asynchronous Controllers and Interfaces
Author:Jordi Cortadella, Michael Kishinevsky, A. Kondratyev, Luciano Lavagno, Alex Yakovlev
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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