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Synchronous Reset : Reset is sampled with respect to clock

Asynchronous Reset : Reset is sampled with no respect to clock.

   

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Synchronous Reset

Asynchronous Reset

Synchronous reset requires more gates to implement (see the example below)

Asynchronous reset requires less gates to implement (see the example below)

Synchronous reset requires clock to be active always

Asynchronous reset does not require clock to be always active

Synchronous reset does not have metastability problems.

Asynchronous reset suffer from metastability problems.

Synchronous reset is slow.

Asynchronous reset is fast.

   

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Synchronous Reset


  1 module syn_reset (clk,reset,a,c);
  2    input clk;
  3    input reset;
  4    input a; 
  5    output c; 
  6 
  7    wire clk;
  8    wire reset;   
  9    wire a;   
 10    reg c;
 11   
 12 always @ (posedge clk )
 13   if ( reset == 1'b1) begin
 14     c <= 0;
 15   end else begin
 16     c <= a;
 17   end
 18  
 19 endmodule 
You could download file syn_reset.v here
   

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Asynchronous Reset


  1 module  asyn_reset(clk,reset,a,c);
  2      input clk;
  3      input reset;
  4      input a;
  5      output c; 
  6 
  7    wire clk;
  8    wire reset;   
  9    wire a;    
 10    reg c;
 11         
 12 always @ (posedge clk or posedge reset)
 13  if ( reset == 1'b1) begin
 14    c <= 0;
 15  end else begin
 16    c <= a;
 17  end
 18 endmodule
You could download file asyn_reset.v here
   

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Synchronize the asynchronous external reset signal, use this synchronous reset as input to all the asynchronous flip-flops inside the design, as shown in the figure below. We do this as an asynchronous reset flip-flop takes less logic to implement, is faster, consumes less power.

   

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