Synthesis of Asynchronous Hardware from Petri Nets

Provided by: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
As semiconductor technology strides towards billions of transistors on a single die, problems concerned with deep sub-micron process features and design productivity call for new approaches in the area of behavioral models. This paper focuses on some of recent developments and new opportunities for Petri nets in designing asynchronous circuits such as synthesis of asynchronous control circuits from large Petri nets generated from front-end specifications in hardware description languages. These new methods avoid using full reachability state space for logic synthesis.

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