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FIFO Buffer with Real-Time Interface

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Alex Yakovlev, Professor David Kinniment, Dr Fei Xia



The design of a FIFO buffer supporting fully asynchronous, non-blocking, read and write operations is presented. The circuit consists of a standard self-timed FIFO surrounded by two special interface blocks, In and Out, which together ensure temporal independence between the reading and writing sides. The design has been compared with a known fully asynchronous communication mechanism and found to offer some advantages.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Yakovlev A, Kinniment DJ, Xia F

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 1999

Pages: 13

Print publication date: 01/01/1999

Source Publication Date: January 1999

Report Number: 649

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

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne