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Titre: Circuits Without Clocks: What Makes Them Tick?
Conférencier: Dr. Jo Ebergen , Sun Microsystems Laboratories
Lieu: McGill University, Room 1B39 ,
Date et heure: mercredi le 27 octobre 1999 de 15:30 à 16:30

Résumé: In the past ten years interest in asynchronous circuit design has increased dramatically, both in academia and industry. Among the reasons for this sudden revival are the potential benefits of speed, low power consumption, modularity of design, and reduced electro-magnetic radiation. In this talk I will give a brief historical overview of asynchronous circuits, illustrate their potential by means of recent chip designs, and discuss some of the challenges yet to overcome. As examples I will use various circuits designed at Sun Microsystems Laboratories.

Note biographique: Jo Ebergen became interested in self-timed design in 1982, while an international student at Caltech. He found the topic so fascinating that he decided to make it the focus of his PhD. After earning his PhD from Eindhoven University in the Netherlands, he taught at Waterloo University in Canada, where he started a research group on asynchronous circuit design with Prof. John Brzozowski. Jo frequently taught courses on asynchronous circuit design, most recently at Stanford University. Since 1996, he is a member of the asynchronous systems group at Sun Labs.

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