Potential for asynchronous microprocessor design

C.J. Elston

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    Asynchronous (non-globally clocked) design and realisation of processors is undergoing a resurgence of interest. The difficulties of producing complex, high performance synchronous (globally clocked) processors are becoming severe and these problems will only be compounded by technological advancement. Asynchronous design has its own associated difficulties in producing functionally correct, high performance processors but there is the potential to increase performance and simplify design. This report outlines a number of promising approaches to asynchronous design giving the advantages and disadvantages of each in the context of present and future environments.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

    Publication series

    NameUH Computer Science Technical Report
    PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire


    • microprocessor design
    • asynchronous systems
    • delay-insensitive circuits
    • apeed-independent circuits
    • micropipelines


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