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Design of Mixed-Signal Systems With Asynchronous Control

Lookup NU author(s): Vladimir Dubikhin, Professor Christopher Myers, Professor Alex Yakovlev, Dr Danil Sokolov



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016.

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This paper presents a novel workflow for the design of mixed-signal systems with asynchronous control. Current methods rely on synchronous control logic and full-system simulation, which might lead to suboptimal results and even project respins due to critical errors. Asynchronous circuits can provide greater robustness, reactivity, and power efficiency. The proposed workflow aims to combine state-of-the-art tools for asynchronous circuit design and formal verification of analog systems in a unified environment. The effectiveness of this methodology is demonstrated by the analysis of a buck converter.

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Author(s): Dubikhin V, Myers CJ, Yakovlev A, Sokolov D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Design & Test

Year: 2016

Volume: 33

Issue: 5

Pages: 44-55

Print publication date: 01/10/2016

Online publication date: 21/04/2016

Acceptance date: 21/04/2016

Date deposited: 02/11/2016

ISSN (print): 2168-2356

ISSN (electronic): 2168-2364

Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


DOI: 10.1109/MDAT.2016.2555916


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CCF-1117515National Science Foundation
EP/L025507/1Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)