Partial Reconfiguration on FPGAs

Architectures, Tools and Applications

  • Dirk Koch

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 153)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Dirk Koch
    Pages 1-42
  3. Dirk Koch
    Pages 199-233
  4. Dirk Koch
    Pages 249-252
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-295

About this book


This is the first book to focus on designing run-time reconfigurable systems on FPGAs, in order to gain resource and power efficiency, as well as to improve speed.  Case studies in partial reconfiguration guide readers through the FPGA jungle, straight toward a working system.  The discussion of partial reconfiguration is comprehensive and practical, with models introduced together with methods to implement efficiently the corresponding systems.  Coverage includes concepts for partial module integration and corresponding communication architectures, floorplanning of the on-FPGA resources, physical implementation aspects starting from constraining primitive placement and routing all the way down to the bitstream required to configure the FPGA, and verification of reconfigurable systems.


  • Provides comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art partial run-time reconfiguration techniques, including architectures, methods, and tools;
  • Focuses on real applications that will benefit from partial reconfiguration;  
  • Describes methods and tools to implement efficient, reconfigurable systems that can substantially improve cost, power consumption, or speed (throughput/latency);
  • Includes practical use-cases that act as design patterns for a wide range of applications.



Architecture for Reconfigurable Systems Embedded Systems FPGAs Integrated Circuit Design Partial Reconfiguration Reconfigurable Computing Run-time Reconfigurable Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Dirk Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OsloOsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1224-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1225-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1876-1100
  • Series Online ISSN 1876-1119
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