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The effect of nondeterministic resolution times of flip-flops, used for synchronizing externally generated input events, on the reliability of fixed period and a newly introduced variable period clocked system is investigated. The failure probability of the simplest form of the two system types of compared. It is shown that in general, clocked system failure probability can be expressed as the product of three parameters representing, respectively, the effect of input arrival processes, system structures, and nondeterministic flip-flop resolution times.
Lim, Willie Yaw-Poh, "Performance Parameters Related to the Synchronization of Clocked Systems" Report Number: WUCS-80-01 (1979). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.