Keywords asynchronous circuits, DSP
Start Date: 01-JUL-92 / Duration: 36 months
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The objective of EXACT is to demonstrate that asynchronous circuit techniques (ie circuits that do not use a clock) can be exploited to:
The specific goals of the EXACT project are to contribute to solving the energy consumption/dissipation problem in digital data and signal processing; to develop novel techniques and tools for system interfacing; to show that asynchronous circuits can be built in a disciplined way; and to demonstrate the claimed power-saving properties in a commercially relevant application.
The approach is to:
The major results so far are: benchmark circuits to compare the various approaches to asynchronous circuit design; a prototype compiler for asynchronous interface control circuits; several asynchronous implementations of the I2C I/O expander; and a formal specification and prototype silicon for the DCC error detector (consuming only 2.5 mW, 80% less than the synchronous IC).
Further information about EXACT is available from the EXACT home page.
Ir Cornelis Van Berkel
NEDERLANDSE PHILIPS BEDRIJVEN BV
Prof. Holstlaan 4
NL - 5656 AA EINDHOVEN
tel: + 31/ 40-74 36 98
fax: + 31/ 40-74 46 17
telex: 35000 PHTC NL
NEDERLANDSE PHILIPS BEDRIJVEN BV - NL - C
ELECTRONICA CENTRUM - B - P
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER - UK - P
EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT CENTRE - B - P
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN - NL - A
SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY - UK - A
OMI/EXACT - 6143, December 1993
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