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An asynchronous data-path design for Viterbi decoder

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3 Author(s)
Zhao Bing ; Inst. of Microelectron., Chinese Acad. of Sci., Beijing, China ; Hei Yong ; Yulin Qiu

A novel asynchronous data-path design is described. Circuits for the asynchronous adder unit, asynchronous comparator unit, and asynchronous selector unit are proposed. An asynchronous data-path ACS (add-compare-select) for a Viterbi decoder is formed. The performance of the 4-bit ACS is analyzed with a novel method based on a multi-delay model. The results of performance analysis of the asynchronous 4-bit ACS show that the average case response time of 6.81 ns is only 84% of the worst-case response time, 8.08 ns. It reveals that the asynchronous data-path has some performance advantages over the synchronous one.

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Solid-State and Integrated Circuits Technology, 2004. Proceedings. 7th International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

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18-21 Oct. 2004