Issue No. 01 - January (1978 vol. 27)
G. Cioffi , Istituto di Automatica, University of Rome
Speed-independent sequential circuits are characterized by an input-output behavior which is independent of the actual delays of the circuitry; this means that any unbounded delay is allowed in the component gates. This performance is accomplished by means of a control circuit which recognizes when the circuit is ready to accept a next input datum, and therefore a speed independent synthesis is realizable if and only if the input source can be controlled by the circuit itself.
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G. Cioffi, "Autotesting Speed-Independent Sequential Circuits," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 27, no. , pp. 90-94, 1978.