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Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing

  • Stamatis Vassiliadis
  • Dimitrios Soudris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. Theodoridis, D. Soudris, S. Vassiliadis
      Pages 89-149
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. D. Soudris, K. Tatas, K. Siozios, G. Koutroumpezis, S. Nikolaidis, S. Siskos et al.
      Pages 153-180
    3. Marcos Sanchez-Elez, Milagros Fernandez, Nader Bagherzadeh, Roman Hermida, Fadi Kurdahi, Rafael Maestre
      Pages 181-215
    4. Georgi Kuzmanov, Stamatis Vassiliadis
      Pages 217-254
    5. Mihai Sima, Stamatis Vassiliadis, Sorin Cotofana
      Pages 299-378
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 379-381

About this book


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


CAD Design Flow FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array Hardware architecture classification compiler computer computer science configuration design integrated circuit interconnect logic software

Editors and affiliations

  • Stamatis Vassiliadis
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Soudris
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical University DelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Democritus University of Thrace

About the editors

S. Vassiliadis, Professor at Department of Computer Engineering at the TU Delft in The Netherlands is well known in the Reconfigurable Computing community.

D. Soudris, Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece is a successful Kluwer author

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