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Use of VHDL Enviroment for Interactive Synthesis of Asynchronous Circuits

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Nikolai Starodoubtsev, Professor Alex Yakovlev



The paper describes the idea of VHDL-based synthesis of asynchronous control circuits from Signal Transition Graphs. A set of VHDL representation forms is defined which allow the designer: (1) to interact with the synthesis process more closely, using the full range of tools (simulation, visualisation etc.) available in VHDL environments. (2) to transition between the forms smoothly, sometimes using ""mixed"" forms, thus efficiently combining partial logic circuit implementations with event-based descriptions of the surrounding parts.

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Author(s): Starodoubstev NA, Yakovlev A, Petrov SY

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 1995

Pages: 12

Print publication date: 01/01/1995

Source Publication Date: 1995

Report Number: 540

Institution: Department of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne