Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (PhD)
Scott C. Smith
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Applied sciences; ASIC; Asynchronous logic; Low-power; Sleep convention logic
This dissertation proposes an automated flow for the Sleep Convention Logic (SCL) asynchronous design style. The proposed flow synthesizes synchronous RTL into an SCL netlist. The flow utilizes commercial design tools, while supplementing missing functionality using custom tools. A method for determining the performance bottleneck in an SCL design is proposed. A constraint-driven method to increase the performance of linear SCL pipelines is proposed. Several enhancements to SCL are proposed, including techniques to reduce the number of registers and total sleep capacitance in an SCL design.
Palangpour, Parviz, "CAD Tools for Synthesis of Sleep Convention Logic" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 755.