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L.E.M. Brackenbury, S.B. Furber and R. Kelly
In this paper, the advantages of an asynchronous approach for efficient, concurrent operation are presented. Different approaches to implementing asynchronous designs are summarised leading to the selection of bundled-data transition signalling. Some key differences between CMOS and differential bipolar design are discussed with reference to their impact upon the microprocessor design. Finally, the performance potential of this approach is given, indicating the benefits of this work.