CAD system for automatic synthesis of generalized asynchronous circuits

Ming Der Shieh, Jyh Ming Horng, Ming Hwa Sheu, Yu Chin Hsu

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This paper presents a unified synthesis method for dealing with generalized asynchronous circuits which comprise specifications of both Asynchronous Finite State Machines (AFSMs) and Signal Transition Graphs (STGs). By comparing the similarities and differences of two different synthesis methods, we describe algorithms and techniques underlying our CAD system for automating the design of the generalized asynchronous circuits based on the well-developed synthesis procedures of Huffman-modeled asynchronous circuits. Experimental results show that the developed system, implemented in C, can handle concurrence and sequencing of STGs and fundamental mode operation of AFSMs at the same time, therefore, it allows for a more natural and compact specification of asynchronous behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)818-821
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS. Part 1 (of 4) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1996 May 121996 May 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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