Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Date Added: Sep 2010
Long reconfiguration times form a major bottleneck in dynamic reconfigurable systems. Many approaches have been proposed to address this problem. However, improvements in the configuration circuit that introduces this overhead are usually not considered. The high reconfiguration times are due to the large amount of configuration bits sent through a constrained data path. In order to alleviate this, the authors propose a novel FPGA configuration circuit architecture to speedup bitstream (re)configuration and relocation. Experimental results using the MCNC benchmark set indicate that their proposal reconfigures 4 times faster and relocates 19.8 times more efficient compared to the state of the art approaches.