Towards behavioral synthesis of asynchronous circuits - an implementation template targeting syntax directed compilation

Sune Fallgaard Nielsen, Jens Sparsø, Jan Madsen, Henry Selvaraj (Editor)

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    This paper presents a method for behavioral synthesis of asynchronous circuits. Our approach aims at providing a synthesis flow which is very similar to what is found in existing synchronous design tools. We adapt the synchronous behavioral synthesis abstraction into the asynchronous handshake domain by introducing a computation model, which resembles the synchronous datapath and control architecture, but which is completely asynchronous. The datapath and control architecture is then expressed in the Balsa-language, and using syntax directed compilation a corresponding handshake circuit implementation is produced. The paper also reports area, speed and power figures for a couple of benchmark circuits, which have been synthesized to layout.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEUROMICRO Symposium on Digital System Design
    Publication date2004
    ISBN (Print)0-7695-2203-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventEuromicro Symposium on Digital System Design -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …


    ConferenceEuromicro Symposium on Digital System Design
    Period01/01/2004 → …

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