Journal of Semiconductor Technology and Science (JSTS)
Coarse-Grained Re-configurable Architecture (CGRA) based embedded systems aims to achieve high system performance with sufficient flexibility to map a variety of applications. However, the CGRA has been considered as prohibitive one due to its significant area/power overhead and performance bottleneck. In this paper, the authors propose reconfigurable multi-array architecture to reduce power/area and enhance performance in configurable embedded systems. The CGRA-based embedded systems that consist of hierarchical configurable computing arrays with varying size and communication speed were examined for multimedia and other applications.