By Husain Parvez
Low quantity creation of FPGA-based items is sort of potent and comparatively cheap simply because they're effortless to layout and software within the shortest period of time. The favourite reconfigurable assets in an FPGA may be programmed to execute a wide selection of functions at jointly particular instances. even if, the flexibleness of FPGAs makes them a lot greater, slower, and extra strength eating than their counterpart ASICs. for this reason, FPGAs are fallacious for purposes requiring excessive quantity construction, excessive functionality or low strength consumption.
This ebook provides a brand new exploration setting for mesh-based, heterogeneous FPGA architectures. It describes state of the art ideas for decreasing quarter standards in FPGA architectures, which additionally raise functionality and permit aid in strength required. assurance specializes in aid of FPGA region by way of introducing heterogeneous hard-blocks (such as multipliers, adders and so on) in FPGAs, and by way of designing software particular FPGAs. automated FPGA format iteration innovations are hired to diminish non-recurring engineering (NRE) charges and time-to-market of application-specific, heterogeneous FPGA architectures.
- Presents a brand new exploration atmosphere for mesh-based, heterogeneous FPGA architectures;
- Describes state of the art concepts for decreasing region necessities in FPGA architectures;
- Enables relief in strength required and raise in performance.
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Rose, 2006] have extended VPR to explore speciﬁc heterogeneous architectures. , 2006] have developed virtual embedded block methodology (VEB) to model arbitrary embedded blocks on existing commercial FPGAs. One of the key advantages of VEB is that new embedded blocks can be tested on commercial FPGAs. But the VEB methodology can only be used with existing commercial architectures. This deﬁciency has been resolved in [Yu, 2007] by incorporating VEB methodology in VPR; thus enabling support of architectures other than commercial FPGAs.
1999] have presented a reconﬁgurable arithmetic array for multimedia applications, [Verma and Akoglu, 2007] have presented a coarse grained reconﬁgurable architecture for variable block size motion estimation and, [Ye and Rose, 2006] have used bus-based connections to improve density of FPGAs for datapath circuits. 14 shows a reconﬁgurable arithmetic array for multimedia applications. • FPGA to Structured-ASIC: The ease of designing and prototyping with FPGAs can be exploited to quickly design a hardware application on an FPGA.
The logic functionality is implemented on these LUTs which are optionally registered. On the other hand, the basic logic unit of HardCopy is termed as HCell. It is similar to FPGA logic cell (LAB) in the sense that the fabric consists of a regular pattern which is formed by tiling one or more basic cells in a two dimensional array. The difference is that HCell has no conﬁguration overhead. Different HCell candidates can be used, ranging from ﬁne-grained NAND gates to multiplexors and coarse-grained LUTs.
Application-Specific Mesh-based Heterogeneous FPGA Architectures by Husain Parvez