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betajet
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Re: I love asynchronous logic
betajet   2/13/2014 1:51:01 PM
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And don't forget...

d) Back in those days, you had to keep winding the clock :-)

TechColab
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Re: I love asynchronous logic
TechColab   2/13/2014 1:50:32 PM
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Surprised the ARM asynchronous processor didn't get mentioned.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMULET_microprocessor

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Re: I love asynchronous logic
Max The Magnificent   2/13/2014 11:37:13 AM
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Actually... did you know that, in the early days, asynchronous logic was the norm. This was for several reasons:

a) Synchronous techniques were not well understood.

b) Synchronous logic used more transistors, which were expensive

c) Everything was crafted by hand -- no automatic tools.

 

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I love asynchronous logic
Max The Magnificent   2/13/2014 11:34:59 AM
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I don't know why, but I love the concept of asynchronous logic -- I know, I know, synchronous logic was good enough for my father and for his father before him, so it should be good enough for me ... but still, I love the concept.

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