Self-timed circuits relieve the designer of problems like clock distribution, but introduce new constraints in the form of isochronic forks and equipotential regions. This paper shows how the combination of floor- and geometry-planning tools can be used to address these new problems. As a result, prototype self-timed circuits can be developed on conventional, clocked FPGAs without sacrificing performance. We also present a solution to the problem of designing arbiters on FPGAs.
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