Self-Resetting Latches for Asynchronous Micro-Pipelines

 

In Proceedings of the 44th ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference

Tiberiu Chelcea, Girish Venkataramani, and Seth Copen Goldstein

pages 986–989, San Diego, CA

June, 2007

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@inproceedings{dac07-sr,
  author = {Chelcea, Tiberiu and Venkataramani, Girish and Goldstein,
     Seth Copen},
  title = {Self-Resetting Latches for Asynchronous Micro-Pipelines},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 44th ACM/IEEE Design Automation
     Conference},
  year = {2007},
  month = {June},
  address = {San Diego, CA},
  pages = {986--989},
  keywords = {Asychronous Circuits},
  abstract = {Asynchronous circuits are increasingly attractive as low
     power or high-performance replacements to synchronous designs. A
     key part of these circuits are asynchronous micropipelines;
     unfortunatelly, the existing micropipeline styles either improve
     performance or decrease power consumption, but not both. Very
     often, the pipeline register plays a crucial role in these cost
     metrics. In this paper we introduce a new register design, called
     self-resetting latches, for asynchronous micropipelines which
     bridges the gap between fast, but power hungry, latch-based
     designs and slow, but low power, flip-flop designs. The
     energy-delay metric for large asynchronous systems implemented
     with self-resetting latches is, on average, 41\% better than
     latch-based designs and 15\% better than flip-flop designs.},
  url = {http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~seth/papers/dac07-sr.pdf}
}

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