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Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing gives the basic concepts and building blocks for the design of Fine- (or FPGA) and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Architectures. Recently-developed integrated architecture design and software-supported design flow of FPGA and coarse-grain reconfigurable architecture are also described.
Part I consists of two extensive surveys of FPGA and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Architectures:
The FPGA technology is defined, which includes architecture, logic block structure, interconnect, and configuration methods and existing fine-grain reconfigurable architectures emerged from both academia and industry. Additionally, the implementation techniques and CAD tools developed to facilitate the implementation of a system in reconfigurable hardware by the industry and academia are provided.
In addition the features, the advantages and limitations of the coarse-grain reconfigurable systems, the specific issues that should be addressed during the design phase, as well as representative existing coarse-grain reconfigurable systems are explained.
In Part II, case studies, innovative research results about reconfigurable architectures and design frameworks from three projects AMDREL, MOLEN and ADRES&DRESC, and, a new classification according to microcoded architectural criteria are described.
Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing is an essential reference for researchers and professionals and can be used as a textbook by undergraduate, graduate students and professors.
Foreword by Yale Patt, Jim Smith and Mateo Valero
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- Book Title Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6505-7
- Copyright Information Springer 2007
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-6504-0
- Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-9814-4
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-6505-7
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVI, 381
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Circuits and Systems
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Computer Systems Organization and Communication Networks
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