The Design of High-Performance Dynamic Asynchronous Pipelines: Lookahead Style

  title={The Design of High-Performance Dynamic Asynchronous Pipelines: Lookahead Style},
  author={Montek Singh and Steven M. Nowick},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems},
A new class of asynchronous pipelines is proposed, called lookahead pipelines (LP), which use dynamic logic and are capable of delivering multi-gigahertz throughputs. Since they are asynchronous, these pipelines avoid problems related to high-speed clock distribution, such as clock power, management of clock skew, and inflexibility in handling varied environments. The designs are based on the well-known PSO style of Williams and Horowitz as a starting point, but achieve significant improvements… CONTINUE READING
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