Improving Computer Scalability & Reliability to Enable Continued Technology Advancement

The Clock-Domain-Crossing Conundrum

– Jerry Cox The Clock-Domain-Crossing conundrum is this:  Where is the evidence of Clock-Domain-Crossing (CDC) failures that have occurred during a product’s service life? We know there have been products that have had CDC failures during test and been re-spun,...

Synchronization and Metastability

Steve Golson Trilobyte Systems ABSTRACT The phenomenon of metastability is inherent in clocked digital logic. Many techniques have been presented for minimizing metastability, both for crossing clock domains, and for handling asynchronous inputs. Some of these “best...

Ambiguous Behavior of Logic Bistable Systems

Marco Hurtado and David Elliott Washington University, St. Louis First presented at Allerton Conference, October 1-4, 1975 ABSTRACT The standard specifications of logic bistable devices do not specify the behavior under conditions in which the input is logically...