A method of mapping finite state machine into PCA plastic parts

Minoru Inamori, Hiroshi Nakada, Ryusuke Konishi, Akira Nagoya, Kiyoshi Oguri

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This paper proposes a method for mapping a finite state machine (FSM) into a two-dimensional array of LUTs, which is part of our plastic cell architecture (PCA). LSIs based on the PCA have already implemented as asynchronous devices. Functions that run on the LSIs must also be asynchronous. In order to make good use of the LSIs, a system that translates functions into circuit information for the PCA is needed. We introduce a prototype system that maps an asynchronous FSM onto the PCA. First, a basic mapping method is considered, and then we create three methods to minimize circuit size. Some benchmark suites are synthesized to estimate their efficiency. Experimental results show that all the methods can map an asynchronous FSM onto the PCA and that the three methods can effectively reduce circuit size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)804-810
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Asynchronous design
  • Finite state machine
  • Mapping
  • Programmable device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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