A Brief Summary of the ECS Project
The Event Controlled Systems methodology is a asynchronous logic design approach that
employs (but is not completely restricted to) a two-phase communications strategy.
ECS evolved out of the pioneering work of
Professor Douglas Pucknell on two-phase asynchronous logic. Professor Pucknell
developed an approach termed Event Driven Logic that is largely
superceded by the Event Controlled Systems methodology.
The goals of the ECS project are
The ECS project is currently funded by an ARC grant to investigate it's application
to the design of an eight-bit microprocessor. Having completed this task,
the asynchronous logic group is investigating new areas of research, including
- To futher develop, test, and promote the Event Controlled Systems methodology,
- To develop applications in a wide variety of areas using ECS, and
- To continue to examine other asynchronous logic schemes and their impact on ECS.
- testability of asynchronous systems
- improving performance above that possible using pure asynchronous approaches
- integrating real-time constraints with asynchronous designs
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