Fast controllers for data dominated applications

A. Hertwig, H.-J. Wunderlich
Proceedings European Design and Test Conference. ED & TC 97  
A target structure for implementing fast edge-triggered control units is presented. In many cases, the proposed controller is faster than a one-hot encoded structure as its correct timing does not require master-slave flip-flops even in the presence of unpredictable clocking skews. A synthesis procedure is proposed which leads to a performance improvement of 40% on average for the standard benchmark set whereas the additional area is less than 25% compared with conventional finite state machine
more » ... inite state machine (FSM) synthesis. The proposed approach is compatible with the state-of-the-art methods for FSM decomposition, state encoding and logic synthesis.
doi:10.1109/edtc.1997.582337 dblp:conf/date/HertwigW97 fatcat:zhkr6x3nczci5fzs36cguiwroq