This paper describes the asynchronous device features of PCA-1, which is the first VLSI to realize the Plastic Cell Architecture (PCA). PCA is an autonomously reconfigurable hardware architecture consisting of a programmable logic layer and a network of built-in facilities. To realize run-time generation and the deletion of circuit objects with variable grain, the circuits on the logic layer are programmed as self-timed circuits using Look-Up Tables (LUTs). The built-in facilities of PCA-1 are also designed as self-timed circuits to enhance scalability and to minimize power consumption. LSI chips are successfully fabricated, and experimental results are mentioned.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Proceedings - International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2001|
|Event||7th International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems, ASYNC 2001 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States|
Duration: Mar 11 2010 → Mar 14 2010
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering