Advanced 4-Phase Bundled-Data Protocols and Circuits
The previous chapters have explained the basics of asynchronous circuit design. In this chapter we will address 4-phase bundled-data protocols and circuits in more detail. This will include: (1) a variety of channel types, (2) protocols with different data-validity schemes, and (3) a number of more sophisticated latch control circuits. These latch controllers are interesting for two reasons: they are very useful in optimizing the circuits for area, power and speed, and they are nice examples of the types of control circuits that can be specified and synthesized using the STG-based techniques from the previous chapter.
KeywordsOutput Channel Channel Type Function Block Previous Chapter Combinatorial Circuit
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