Uncle—Unified NCL Environment—an NCL design tool

Uncle—Unified NCL Environment—an NCL design tool

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Uncle (Unified NULL Convention Logic Environment) is a tool for creating NULL Convention Logic (NCL) designs, which can be downloaded for free. * This chapter discusses Uncle internals and a detailed walk-through of an example design.

Chapter Contents:

  • 14.1 Overview
  • 14.2 Flow details
  • 14.2.1 RTL specification to single-rail netlist
  • 14.2.2 Single-rail netlist to dual-rail netlist
  • 14.2.3 Ack network generation
  • 14.2.4 Net buffering, latch balancing (optional steps)
  • 14.2.5 Relaxation, ack checking, cell merging, and cycle time reporting
  • 14.3 Example—a 16-bit GCD circuit
  • 14.3.1 Synchronous implementation
  • 14.3.2 Data-driven NCL implementation
  • 14.3.3 Control-driven NCL implementation
  • 14.4 Conclusion
  • References

Inspec keywords: logic design; logic circuits

Other keywords: NCL design tool; unified NULL convention logic environment; uncle-unified NCL environment; NULL convention logic designs

Subjects: Logic and switching circuits; Digital circuit design, modelling and testing; Logic design methods; Logic circuits

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