Impact of C-elements in asynchronous circuits

Matheus Moreira, Bruno Oliveira, Fernando Moraes, Ney Calazans
2012 Thirteenth International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED)  
Asynchronous circuits are a potential solution to address some of the obstacles in deep submicron (DSM) design. One of the most frequently used devices to build asynchronous circuits is the C-element, a device present as a basic building block in several asynchronous design styles. This work measures the impact of three different C-element types. The paper compares the use of each implementation to build a real case asynchronous circuit, an RSA cryptographic core, and reports results of precise
more » ... results of precise electrical simulations of each Celement. Findings in this work show that previous results in the literature about C-element implementation types must be re-evaluated when using C-elements in DSM technologies.
doi:10.1109/isqed.2012.6187530 dblp:conf/isqed/MoreiraOMC12 fatcat:ii62mbaurbfrzbaml3b3gx3mpa