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Configuration subsystem design exploration for domain-specific reconfigurable technologies
Author(s): Milan Vasilko
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an example of using a reconfigurable systems CAD tool (DYNASTY Framework) for the design exploration of various configuration subsystems in a specific reconfigurable technology. Given a set of application domain benchmarks, it is possible to examine whether a selected device configuration subsystem provides performance suitable for the targeted application domain. The approach is based on a `plug-in' technology server, implemented in the DYNASTY Framework, which allows for many different configuration subsystems to be modelled at high level. The feasibility of using a specific configuration subsystem for the selected application domain can be assessed without the need to produce transistor-level device models. As an example, the paper presents an evaluation of partial reconfiguration performance for a simple design with two arithmetic modules. The design reconfiguration performance is evaluated for three different configuration subsystems (parallel random-access, frame-based and context-switched) implemented on top of the Xilinx XC6200 device architecture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4525, Reconfigurable Technology: FPGAs and Reconfigurable Processors for Computing and Communications III, (24 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434384
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Milan Vasilko, Bournemouth Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4525:
Reconfigurable Technology: FPGAs and Reconfigurable Processors for Computing and Communications III
John Schewel; Peter M. Athanas; Philip B. James-Roxby; John T. McHenry, Editor(s)

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