Low-Energy FPGAs — Architecture and Design

  • Varghese George
  • Jan M. Rabaey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-3
  2. Varghese George, Jan M. Rabaey
    Pages 5-25
  3. Varghese George, Jan M. Rabaey
    Pages 27-41
  4. Varghese George, Jan M. Rabaey
    Pages 43-68
  5. Varghese George, Jan M. Rabaey
    Pages 69-94
  6. Varghese George, Jan M. Rabaey
    Pages 95-110
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  10. Varghese George, Jan M. Rabaey
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 171-182

About this book


Low-Energy FPGAs: Architecture and Design is a primary resource for both researchers and practicing engineers in the field of digital circuit design.
The book addresses the energy consumption of Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). FPGAs are becoming popular as embedded components in computing platforms. The programmability of the FPGA can be used to customize implementations of functions on an application basis. This leads to performance gains, and enables reuse of expensive silicon.
Chapter 1 provides an overview of digital circuit design and FPGAs. Chapter 2 looks at the implication of deep-submicron technology onFPGA power dissipation. Chapter 3 describes the exploration environment to guide and evaluate design decisions. Chapter 4 discusses the architectural optimization process to evaluate the trade-offs between the flexibility of the architecture, and the effect on the performance metrics. Chapter 5 reviews different circuit techniques to reduce the performance overhead of some of the dominant components. Chapter 6 shows methods to configure FPGAs to minimize the programming overhead. Chapter 7 addresses the physical realization of some of the critical components and the final implementation of a specific low-energy FPGA. Chapter 8 compares the prototype array to an equivalent commercial architecture.


FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array Hardware architecture circuit design consumption gate array interconnect logic optimization programming

Authors and affiliations

  • Varghese George
    • 1
  • Jan M. Rabaey
    • 2
  1. 1.STMicroelectronicsSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5545-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1421-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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