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Asynchronous Data-Driven Circuit Synthesis

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4 Author(s)
Taylor, S. ; Adv. Processor Technol. Group, Univ. of Manchester, Manchester, UK ; Edwards, D.A. ; Plana, L.A. ; Tarazona D, L.A.

A method is described for synthesizing asynchronous circuits based on the Handshake Circuit paradigm but employing a data-driven, rather than a control-driven, style. This approach attempts to combine the performance advantages of data-driven asynchronous design styles with the handshake circuit style of construction used in existing syntax-directed synthesis. The method is demonstrated on a significant design-a 32-bit microprocessor. This example shows that the data-driven circuit style provides better performance than control-driven synthesized circuits. This paper extends previous reported work by illustrating how conditional execution, oft-cited as a problem for data-driven descriptions, is handled within the system, and by a more detailed analysis of the design example.

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Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 7 )