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Asynchronous communication mechanisms using self-timed circuits

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Fei Xia, Professor Alex Yakovlev, Dr Delong Shang, Dr Alex Bystrov, Dr Albert Koelmans, Professor David Kinniment


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Two asynchronous data communication mechanisms (ACMs) using self-timed circuits are presented. Mutual exclusion elements are used to concentrate potential metastability to discrete points so that it can be resolved entirely within the ACMs themselves. Self-timed circuits allow the minimisation of the interface between the reader and writer processes and the ACMs. Initial analysis shows that these VLSI solutions are more robust with regard to steering logic metastability, and can potentially run faster than solutions under fundamental mode assumptions. They are therefore more suitable for use in on-chip multi-processing systems. © 2000 IEEE.

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Author(s): Xia F, Yakovlev A, Shang D, Bystrov A, Koelmans A, Kinniment D

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 6th International Symposium on Advanced Research in Asynchronous Circuits and Systems (ASYNC 2000)

Year of Conference: 2000

Pages: 150-159

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society


DOI: 10.1109/ASYNC.2000.836997

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ISBN: 0769505864