Date Added: Dec 2010
Future chip technologies will change the way the authors deal with hardware design. First of all, logic resources will be available in vast amount. Furthermore, engineering specialized designs for particular applications will no longer be the general approach as the nonrecurring expenses will grow tremendously. Reconfigurable logic has often been promoted as a solution to these problems. Today, it can be found in two varieties: field programmable gate arrays or coarse-grained reconfigurable arrays. Using this type of technology typically requires a lot of expert knowledge, which is not sufficiently available.