Characterization of asynchronous templates for integration into clocked CAD flows

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Creator Stevens, Kenneth
Other Author Xu, Yang; Vij, Vikas
Title Characterization of asynchronous templates for integration into clocked CAD flows
Date 2009
Description Asynchronous circuit design can result in substantial benefits of reduced power, improved performance, and high modularity. However, asynchronous design styles are largely incompatible with clocked CAD, which has prevented wide-scale adoption. The key incompatibility is timing. Thus most commercial work relies on custom CAD or untimed delay-insensitive design methodologies. This paper proposes a new methodology, based on formal verification and relative timing, to create and prove correct necessary constraints to support asynchronous design with traditional clocked CAD. These constraints support timing driven synthesis, place and route, and behavior and timing validation of fully asynchronous designs using traditional clocked CAD flows. This flow is demonstrated through a simple example pipeline in IBM's 65nm process showing the ability to retarget the design for improved power and performance.
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Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
First Page 151
Last Page 161
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Stevens, K. S., Xu, Y., & Vij, V. (2009). Characterization of asynchronous templates for integration into clocked CAD flows. 15th International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems, 151-61. May.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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