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Implementation Techniques for Evolvable HW Systems: Virtual vs. Dynamic Reconfiguration

SALVADOR Ruben, OTERO Andres, MORA Javier, DE la Torre Eduardo, RIESGO Teresa and SEKANINA Lukáš. Implementation Techniques for Evolvable HW Systems: Virtual vs. Dynamic Reconfiguration. In: Proc. of the 22nd International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL). Oslo: IEEE Computer Society, 2012, pp. 547-550. ISBN 978-1-4673-2257-7.
Czech title
Implementační techniky pro vyvíjející se HW systémy: virtuální vs. dynamická rekonfigurace
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Salvador Ruben (UPN)
Otero Andres (UPN)
Mora Javier (UPN)
De la Torre Eduardo (UPN)
Riesgo Teresa (UPN)
Sekanina Lukáš, prof. Ing., Ph.D. (DCSY FIT BUT)
Keywords
FPGA, evolvable hardware, digital circuit, image filter
Abstract
Adaptive hardware requires some reconfiguration capabilities. FPGAs with native dynamic partial reconfiguration (DPR) support pose a dilemma for system designers: whether to use native DPR or to build a virtual reconfigurable circuit (VRC) on top of the FPGA which allows selecting alternative functions by a multiplexing scheme. This solution allows much faster reconfiguration, but with higher resource overhead. This paper discusses the advantages of both implementations for a 2D image processing matrix. Results show how higher operating frequency is obtained for the matrix using DPR. However, this is compensated in the VRC during evolution due to the comparatively negligible reconfiguration time. Regarding area, the DPR implementation consumes slightly more resources due to the reconfiguration engine, but adds further more capabilities to the system.
Published
2012
Pages
547-550
Proceedings
Proc. of the 22nd International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL)
Conference
International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, Oslo, NO
ISBN
978-1-4673-2257-7
Publisher
IEEE Computer Society
Place
Oslo, NO
DOI
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB9985,
   author = "Ruben Salvador and Andres Otero and Javier Mora and Eduardo Torre la De and Teresa Riesgo and Luk\'{a}\v{s} Sekanina",
   title = "Implementation Techniques for Evolvable HW Systems: Virtual vs. Dynamic Reconfiguration",
   pages = "547--550",
   booktitle = "Proc. of the 22nd International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL)",
   year = 2012,
   location = "Oslo, NO",
   publisher = "IEEE Computer Society",
   ISBN = "978-1-4673-2257-7",
   doi = "10.1109/FPL.2012.6339376",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/9985"
}
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