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Formal specification of an asynchronous processor via action refinement

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4 Author(s)
Xiuli Sun ; Chengdu Inst. of Comput. Applications, Chinese Acad. of Sci., China ; Xiaoyu Song ; Jinzhao Wu ; Majster-Cederbaum, M.

With the purpose of providing a formal specification of pipelines, a central problem in asynchronous hardware design, we show how action refinement can be used to develop asynchronous pipelined microprocessors, where each functional unit of the processor is stepwise obtained, leading to a structured and modular design. Furthermore, the handling of hazard situations is realized during the refinement procedures.

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Microprocessor Test and Verification (MTV'04), Fifth International Workshop on

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9-10 Sept. 2004