Bypass the limitations of synchronous design and create low power, higher performance circuits with shorter design times using this practical guide to asynchronous design. The fundamentals of asynchronous design are covered, as is a large variety of design styles, while the emphasis throughout is on practical techniques and real-world applications.
Innovations in mobile communication, e-commerce, entertainment, and medicine all have roots in advances in semiconductor processing, which continually reduce the minimum feature size of transistors and wires, the basic building blocks of chips. This continual reduction supports ever-increasing numbers of transistors on a single chip, enabling them to perform increasingly sophisticated tasks. In addition, smaller transistors and wires have less resistance and capacitance, enabling both the higher performance and lower power that the integrated circuit market continually demands.