2013 Volume E96.D Issue 8 Pages 1632-1644
This paper presents a novel architecture of an asynchronous FPGA for handshake-component-based design. The handshake-component-based design is suitable for large-scale, complex asynchronous circuit because of its understandability. This paper proposes an area-efficient architecture of an FPGA that is suitable for handshake-component-based asynchronous circuit. Moreover, the Four-Phase Dual-Rail encoding is employed to construct circuits robust to delay variation because the data paths are programmable in FPGA. The FPGA based on the proposed architecture is implemented in a 65nm process. Its evaluation results show that the proposed FPGA can implement handshake components efficiently.