Multiprocessor System in an FPGA

As time goes by, new applications emerge more complex and demanding than ever, leading technology forward. In the embedded systems area, the MPSoC solution is increasingly adopted by industry, as it enables systems to reach their real time deadlines and at the same time overcome area and power imposed restrictions. In this respect, FPGAs emerge as a promising platform to develop these kinds of systems. FPGA-based multiprocessors present a cheaper and faster solution compared to ASIC-based multiprocessors. With this paper the authors have shown that the FPGA is a practicable platform to design and implement multiprocessing systems.

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