Weakly endochronous systems
IRISA Projet S4
Campus de Beaulieu, 35042 Rennes, FRANCE

In this paper we introduce the notion of weak endochrony, which extends to a synchronous setting the classical theory of Mazurkiewicz traces. The notion is useful in the synthesis of communication protocols for globally asynchronous, locally synchronous (GALS) systems. Here, the independence between various computations can be exploited to provide lighter, more flexible communication schemes that do not restrict the concurrency while still guaranteeing correctness.

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