Reconfigurable computing: architectures and design methods

TitleReconfigurable computing: architectures and design methods
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsTodman, T. J., G. A. Constantinides, S. J. E. Wilton, O. Mencer, W. Luk, and P. Y. K. Cheung
JournalComputers and Digital Techniques, IEE Proceedings -
Volume152
Pagination193 - 207
Date Publishedmar.
ISSN1350-2387
KeywordsAlters Strafix II, field programmable gate arrays, general-purpose design methods, logic CAD, reconfigurable architectures, reconfigurable computing, reconfigurable design methods, special-purpose design methods, systems analysis, Xilinx Virtex 4 FPGA device
Abstract

Reconfigurable computing is becoming increasingly attractive for many applications. This survey covers two aspects of reconfigurable computing: architectures and design methods. The paper includes recent advances in reconfigurable architectures, such as the Alters Stratix II and Xilinx Virtex 4 FPGA devices. The authors identify major trends in general-purpose and special-purpose design methods. It is shown that reconfigurable computing designs are capable of achieving up to 500 times speedup and 70% energy savings over microprocessor implementations for specific applications.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1049/ip-cdt:20045086
DOI10.1049/ip-cdt:20045086

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