Synchronization in Digital System Design

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A unified framework and terminology is presented for synchronization design in digital systems, borrowing techniques and terminologies from digital system and digital communication design disciplines. The throughput of synchronous and asynchronous interconnect is compared, emphasizing how it is affected by interconnect delay. A discussion is presented of opportunities to apply principles long used in digital communications to the design of digital systems, with the goal of reducing the dependence on interconnect delay

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  • David G. Messerschmitt

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