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Modular Asynchronous Arbiter Insensitive to Metastability
December 1995 (vol. 44 no. 12)
pp. 1456-1461

Abstract—The purpose of this paper is to present a novel modular N-user asynchronous arbiter circuit which is insensitive to metastable operation (i.e., the new arbiter cannot fail because of metastability), operating asynchronously and incorporating a modular architecture. A 1.5μm CMOS prototype arbiter has been designed and tested. Laboratory tests demonstrate the arbiter operates correctly.

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Index Terms:
Asynchronous circuits, arbitration, metastability, modular design, Q-flop resolver.
M.j. Bellido, M. Valencia, J.l. Huertas, A.j. Acosta, S. Sánchez-Solano, "Modular Asynchronous Arbiter Insensitive to Metastability," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 44, no. 12, pp. 1456-1461, Dec. 1995, doi:10.1109/12.477251
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