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Author(s): André Costa Lima
João Canas Ferreira
Title: Automatic generation of cellular automata on FPGA
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Cellular automata (CA) have been used to study a great range of fields, through the means of simulation, owing to its computational power and inherent characteristics. Furthermore, CAs can perform task-specific processing. Spacial parallelism, locality and discrete nature are the main features that enable mapping of CA onto the regular architecture of an FPGA; such a hardware solution significantly accelerates the simulation process when compared to software. In this paper, we report on the implementation of a system to automatically generate custom CA architectures for FPGA devices based on a reference design. The FPGA interfaces with a host computer, which initializes the system, downloads the initial CA state information, and controls the CA's operation. The user interface is are provided by a user-friendly graphical desktop application written in Java.
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: Actas IX Jornadas sobre Sistemas Reconfiguráveis
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Nacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Nacional

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