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Abstract

This book addresses several problems in sequential optimization, that is, transformations on finite-state machines which produce machines having equivalent behavior, but whose implementations are either more economical, faster, or both. In particular, the focus of this book is a suite of algorithms and tools which synthesize small, high-performance realizations of finite-state machines, given a suitable specification. First and foremost, the emphasis is on asynchronous controller circuits.

Keywords

Sequential Optimization Clock Signal Communicate Sequential Process Logic Minimization Critical Race 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Fuhrer
    • 1
  • Steven M. Nowick
    • 2
  1. 1.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterUSA
  2. 2.Columbia UniversityUSA

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