Platform-based FPGA Architecture: Designing High-Performance and Low-Power Routing Structure for Realizing DSP Applications
The novel design of an efficient FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) interconnection architecture with multiple Switch Boxes (SBs) and hardwired connections for realizing data intensive applications (i.e. DSP applications), is introduced. For that purpose, after exhaustive exploration, the authors modify the routing architecture through efficient selection of the appropriate switch box with hardwired connections, taking into account the statistical and spatial routing restrictions of DSP applications mapped onto FPGA. More specifically, they propose a new technique for selecting the appropriate combination of switch boxes, depending on the localized performance and power consumption requirements of each specific region of FPGA architecture.