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<p><it>Abstract</it>—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.</p>
Asynchronous circuits, arbitration, metastability, modular design, Q-flop resolver.

M. Bellido, J. Huertas, M. Valencia, A. Acosta and S. Sánchez-Solano, "Modular Asynchronous Arbiter Insensitive to Metastability," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 44, no. , pp. 1456-1461, 1995.
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