Interconnection Networks

  • Guy Lemieux
  • David Lewis
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Abstract

Before embarking upon the design of programmable logic interconnect, it is inspiring and informative to reflect back on the design of interconnection networks in general. Interconnections networks have original foundations in telephony, and from this spawned a great deal of research in computer systems networks, parallel systems design, and graph theory. Rather than present a thorough treatment of such voluminous work, this chapter presents a few of the most interesting and relevant interconnection networks from the past. This historical perspective provides an interesting viewpoint which helps us understand interconnection networks used in programmable logic.

Keywords

Programmable Logic Interconnection Network Hierarchical Network Logic Cell Clos Network 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guy Lemieux
    • 1
  • David Lewis
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Altera Toronto Technology CentreAltera CorporationCanada
  3. 3.Edward S. Rogers Senior Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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