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Performance analysis and optimization of asynchronous circuits


Burns, Steven Morgan (1991) Performance analysis and optimization of asynchronous circuits. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/kez1-7q52.


Analytical techniques are developed to determine the performance of asynchronous digital circuits. These techniques can be used to guide the designer during the synthesis of such a circuit, leading to a high-performance, efficient implementation. Optimization techniques are also developed that further improve this implementation by determining the optimal sizes of the low-level devices (CMOS transistors) that compose the circuit.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Computer Science
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Computer Science
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Martin, Alain J.
Thesis Committee:
  • Martin, Alain J. (chair)
  • Seitz, Charles L.
  • Van de Snepscheut, Jan L. A.
  • Franklin, Joel N.
  • Chandy, K. Mani
Defense Date:5 December 1990
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-07092007-072640
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:2835
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:23 Jul 2007
Last Modified:16 Apr 2021 22:33

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