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Principles of Asynchronous Circuit Design

A Systems Perspective

  • Jens Sparsø
  • Steve Furber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Asynchronous Circuit Design — A Tutorial

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jens Sparsø, Steve Furber
      Pages 3-8
    3. Jens Sparsø, Steve Furber
      Pages 9-28
    4. Jens Sparsø, Steve Furber
      Pages 29-40
    5. Jens Sparsø, Steve Furber
      Pages 41-56
    6. Jens Sparsø, Steve Furber
      Pages 57-80
    7. Jens Sparsø, Steve Furber
      Pages 81-113
    8. Jens Sparsø, Steve Furber
      Pages 115-122
    9. Jens Sparsø, Steve Furber
      Pages 123-152
  3. Balsa — An Asynchronous Hardware Synthesis System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Jens Sparsø, Steve Furber
      Pages 155-171
    3. Jens Sparsø, Steve Furber
      Pages 173-191
    4. Jens Sparsø, Steve Furber
      Pages 193-204
    5. Jens Sparsø, Steve Furber
      Pages 205-218
  4. Large-Scale Asynchronous Designs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Joep Kessels, Ad Peeters, Torsten Kramer, Volker Timm
      Pages 221-248
    3. Linda E. M. Brackenbury
      Pages 249-272
    4. Jim D. Garside
      Pages 273-315
  5. Epilogue

    1. Jens Sparsø, Steve Furber
      Pages 317-318
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-337

About this book

Introduction

Principles of Asynchronous Circuit Design - A Systems Perspective addresses the need for an introductory text on asynchronous circuit design. Part I is an 8-chapter tutorial which addresses the most important issues for the beginner, including how to think about asynchronous systems. Part II is a 4-chapter introduction to Balsa, a freely-available synthesis system for asynchronous circuits which will enable the reader to get hands-on experience of designing high-level asynchronous systems. Part III offers a number of examples of state-of-the-art asynchronous systems to illustrate what can be built using asynchronous techniques. The examples range from a complete commercial smart card chip to complex microprocessors.
The objective in writing this book has been to enable industrial designers with a background in conventional (clocked) design to be able to understand asynchronous design sufficiently to assess what it has to offer and whether it might be advantageous in their next design task.

Keywords

Clocking Hardware Smart Card VHDL integrated circuit metal-oxide-semiconductor transistor microprocessor single-electron transistor static-induction transistor tools

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Sparsø
    • 1
  • Steve Furber
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical University of DenmarkDenmark
  2. 2.The University of ManchesterUK

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