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Performance Modeling, Analysis and Optimization of Multi-Protocol Asynchronous Circuits

Abstract : Asynchronous circuits show potential interest from many aspects. However modeling, analysis and optimization of asynchronous circuits are stumbling blocks to spread this technology on commercial level. This thesis concerns the development of asynchronous circuit modeling method which is based on analytical models for the underlying handshaking protocols. Based on this modeling method, a fast and accurate circuit analysis method is developed. This analysis provides a full support for statistically variable delays and is able to analyze different circuit structures (Linear/Nonlinear, Unconditional/Conditional). In addition, it enables the implementation of timing analysis, power analysis and process-effect analysis for asynchronous circuits. On top of these modeling and analysis methods, an optimization technique has been developed. This optimization technique is based on selecting the minimum number of asynchronous registers required for satisfying the performance constraints. By using the proposed methods, the asynchronous handshaking protocol effect on speed, power consumption distribution and effect of process variability is studied. For validating the proposed methods, a group of tools is implemented using C++, Java and Matlab. These tools show high efficiency, high accuracy and fast time response.
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E. Yahya. Performance Modeling, Analysis and Optimization of Multi-Protocol Asynchronous Circuits. Micro and nanotechnologies/Microelectronics. Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble - INPG, 2009. English. ⟨tel-00481955⟩

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