Issue No. 01 - January (1982 vol. 31)
G. Lacroix , Equipe Syst?mes Electroniques Logiques (E.S.E.L.), University of Bordeaux
In the above paper1 Fleishchhammer and Dortok present a measurement system to analyze the metastable state in synchronizer circuits. We present the specific measures which have to be taken in the design for such a system to get intrinsic characterization of circuits. We propose a measurement system based on the introduction of a new parameter of synchronizer circuits allowing an accurate characterization of the considered phenomenom. Some results are given concerning standard flip-flops.
uncertainty interval, Anomalous response of flip-flop, asynchronous interactions, flip-flop metastable state, synchronizer failures
G. Lacroix, G. Piel and P. Marchegay, "Comments on "The Anomalous Behavior of Flip-Flops in Synchronizer Circuits"," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 31, no. , pp. 77-78, 1982.