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Object-oriented meta tools for reconfigurable architectures
Author(s): Loic Lagadec; Bernard Pottier
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Paper Abstract

A number of experimental and commercial reconfigurable architectures are designed with various objectives: random logic integration, hardware prototyping, computation accelerators, planar smart sensors or transducers etc Getting a new reconfigurable part to the final user remains a very difficult task, because there are no common tools, nor are there standard models that provides retargeting software development tools. A generic model for reconfigurable circuits has been built in three stages: full implementation of tools for a practical platform, creation of an abstract model and associated tools for arbitrary architectures ( programmable editor, geometric operations on physical modules. place and route) , descriptiontools for concrete architecture defined as a specialization of the abstract model. Main advantages and further fields of research based on this approach are: retargetable tools based on a description of the new architecture with possibility to embed new primitives, possibility of a quantitative approach in the design of new reconfigurable architectures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4212, Reconfigurable Technology: FPGAs for Computing and Applications II, (6 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402529
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Loic Lagadec, Univ. de Bretagne Occidentale (France)
Bernard Pottier, Univ. de Bretagne Occidentale (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4212:
Reconfigurable Technology: FPGAs for Computing and Applications II
John Schewel; Peter M. Athanas; Chris H. Dick; John T. McHenry, Editor(s)

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