Investigation into Micropipeline Latch Design Styles

Paul Day, J. Viv Woods

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    An asynchronous implementation of the ARM microprocessor has been designed and fabricated based on Sutherland’s Micropipeline approach. Reviews of this work have shown that considerable performance improvement may be possible in a number of key design areas. This paper assesses the effects of different design styles on the micropipeline latch structures used. The original design has latch structures based on passtransistor transparent latches. An evaluation of the use of single-phase transparent latch structures is given plus the application of 2-phase and 4-phase control techniques.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)264-272
    Number of pages9
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1995


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