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.
|Title of host publication||EUROMICRO Symposium on Digital System Design|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|Event||Euromicro Symposium on Digital System Design - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …
|Conference||Euromicro Symposium on Digital System Design|
|Period||01/01/2004 → …|