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Author(s): Miguel L. Silva
João Canas Ferreira
José Silva Matos
Title: Flexible use of IP gores on dynamically reconfigurable systems
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: The advantages of dynamic reconfiguration can only be exploited if devices, tools and design flows are available to support the partial reconfiguration of FPGA-based systems. For a number of applications, enabling the swap of cores at run-time, under software control, is an essential feature that allows tailoring the system response to the needs of different methods, standards and power/performance requirements. The paper proposes a method to support the exchange of intellectual property (IP) cores during system operation. The approach is based on the definition of a base system, with reserved or dynamic areas, where different cores may be plugged in, providing timesharing of the system resources. It is shown how bitstream-level IP cores can be used in a design flow that allows different cores to be used in one or more host areas, with minimal intervention from the designer. A demonstration system along with example applications are presented to illustrate the approach.
Subject: Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Source: Proceedings of the XXIII Conference on Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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