Synthesis and Optimization of 2D Filter Designs for Heterogeneous FPGAs

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Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
Many image processing applications require fast convolution of an image with one or more 2D filters. Field - Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are often used to achieve this goal due to their fine grain parallelism and reconfigurability. However, the heterogeneous nature of modern reconfigurable devices is not usually considered during design optimization. This paper proposes an algorithm that explores the space of possible implementation architectures of 2D filters, targeting the minimization of the required area, by optimizing the usage of the different components in a heterogeneous device.
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