By Topic

Synchronization of pipelines

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Sakallah, K.A. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI, USA ; Mudge, T.N. ; Burks, T.M. ; Davidson, E.S.

A recently formulated general timing model of synchronous operation is applied to the special case of latch-controlled pipelined circuits. The model accounts for multiphase synchronous clocking, correctly captures the behavior of label-sensitive latches, handles both short- and long-path delays, accommodates wave pipelining, and leads to a comprehensive set of timing constraints. Concurrency of pipeline circuits is defined as a function of the clock schedule and degree of wave pipelining. The authors then identify a special class of clock schedules, coincident multiphase clocks, which provide a lower bound on the value of the optimum cycle time. It is shown that the region of feasible solutions for single-phase clocking can be nonconvex or even disjoint, and a closed-form expression for the minimum cycle time of a restricted but practical form of single-phase clocking is derived. The authors compare these forms of clocking on three pipeline examples and highlight some of the issues in pipeline synchronization

Published in:

Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 8 )