International Journal of Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing

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Volume 15, 2021

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Volume 15, 2021

Title of the Paper: A Solution to Design Semi-static Null Convention Logic Cell Libraries


Authors: Lac Truong Tri, Toi Le Thanh, Trang Hoang

Pages: 1666-1675 

DOI: 10.46300/9106.2021.15.180     XML


Abstract: The Null Convention Logic (NCL) based asynchronous circuits have eliminated the disadvantages of the synchronous circuits, including noise, glitches, clock skew, power, and electromagnetic interference. However, using NCL based asynchronous designs was not easy for students and researchers because of the lack of standard NCL cell libraries. This paper proposes a solution to design a semi-static NCL cell library used to synthesize NCL based asynchronous designs. This solution will help researchers save time and effort to approach a new method. In this work, NCL cells are designed based on the Process Design Kit 45nm technology. They are simulated at the different corners with the Ocean script and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) environment to extract the timing models and the power models. These models are used to generate a *.lib file, which is converted to a *.db file by the Design Compiler tool to form a complete library of 27 cells. In addition, we synthesize the NCL based full adders to illustrate the success of the proposed library and compare our synthesis results with the results of the other authors. The comparison results indicate that power and delay are improved significantly.