Issue No.02 - February (1975 vol.24)
H.A. Sholl , Department of Computer Science, University of Edinburgh
The application of microprogrammed READ-ONLY memories in the design of asynchronous sequential networks is investigated. Variations of single-transition time (STT) state assignments are shown to be applicable to the problem of assigning memory addresses to a memory representation of an asynchronous network. Design algorithms are developed which allow the implementation of an asynchronous sequential network as a READ-ONLY memory. Two operating modes are considered: normal asynchronous operation and a self-clocked mode in which sequential outputs are allowed on a single-input change, thus providing a means of implementing functions normally achieved with synchronous (clocked) networks. In addition the practical timing constraints of the proposed methods are considered.
Address assignment, asynchronous networks, microprogramming, READ-ONLY memory, single transition time assignment, state assignment.
H.A. Sholl, "Design of Asynchronous Sequential Networks Using Read-Only Memories", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.24, no. 2, pp. 195-206, February 1975, doi:10.1109/T-C.1975.224185