A new approach to latency insensitive design

Mario R. Casu, Luca Macchiarulo
2004 Proceedings of the 41st annual conference on Design automation - DAC '04  
Latency Insensitive Protocols have been proposed as a viable mean to speed up large Systems-on-Chip where the limit in clock frequency is given by long global wires connecting together functional blocks. In this paper we keep the philosophy of Latency Insensitive Design and show that a drastic simplification can be done that results in even no need to implement any kind of protocol. By using a scheduling algorithm for the functional blocks activation we greatly reduce the routing resources
more » ... d of the old protocol, the area occupied by the sequential elements used to pipeline long interconnects and the complexity of the gating structure used to activate the modules.
doi:10.1145/996566.996725 dblp:conf/dac/CasuM04 fatcat:h2eedtvwjbf55gvzh6qltzkqim