Asynchronous Circuit and System Design Group
Welcome to the website of the Asynchronous Circuit and System Design Group of the CARV laboratory of FORTH-ICS!
The goal of our group is to perform world-class research into the field of Asynchronous Circuit and System Design and promote the industrial take-up of asynchronous design.
Our research ranges from transistor level modelling and understanding of asynchronous circuit phenomena to asynchronous design techniques and EDA tools for asynchronous design.
Asynchronous design is not new. Asynchronous design methods date back to the 1950's. However, the clock signal, which is traditionally used by circuit designers, in order to enforce global timing to a digital circuit, has historically been considered as an essential device.
The following is a famous quote by Turing, who consided the clock signal as necessary for the operation of a digital computer and claimed that asynchronous circuits are hard to design:
More than 60 years later, asynchronous design has experienced important breakthroughs both in design methods and approaches and practical demonstrator designs from both academia and industry.
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