Asynchronous circuits in Industry
Talk by Andrew Lines, cofounder and ex-VP of R&D of Fulcrum Microsystems, now a division of Intel
Fulcrum Microsystems pioneered the use of asynchronous digital circuits in commercial products. Fulcrum developed 4 generations of networking chips, most recently a 72-port 10G Ethernet switch/router.
This chip contains 1.2 billion transistors running over 1GHz in TSMC 65nm, most of which are asynchronous. Last year, Fulcrum became the Switch & Router Division of Intel.
I will present the low-level asynchronous design style developed by Fulcrum, along with their application to an Ethernet switch, and some of the 12 year history of Fulcrum.
Bio: Andrew Lines is Senior Circuit Architect at Intel Corporation, former VP R&D and cofounder Fulcrum Microsystems
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