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A General Approach to Performance Analysis and Optimization of Asynchronous Circuits

Lee, Tak Kwan (1995) A General Approach to Performance Analysis and Optimization of Asynchronous Circuits. California Institute of Technology . (Unpublished)

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A systematic approach for evaluating and optimizing the performance of asynchronous VLSI circuits is presented. Index-priority simulation is introduced to efficiently find minimal cycles in the state graph of a given circuit. These minimal cycles are used to determine the causality relationships between all signal transitions in the circuit. Once these relationships are known, the circuit is then modeled as an extended event-rule system, which can be used to describe many circuits, including ones that are inherently disjunctive. An accurate indication of the performance of the circuit is obtained by analytically computing the period of the corresponding extended event-rule system.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Group:Computer Science Technical Reports
Record Number:CaltechCSTR:1995.cs-tr-95-07
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Deposited On:14 May 2001
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