An AMBA AHB-based reconfigurable SoC architecture using multiplicity of dedicated flyby DMA blocks

Adeoye Olugbon, Sami Khawam, Tughrul Arslan, Ioannis Nousias, Iain Lindsay

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Abstract

We propose a System-on-Chip (SoC) architecture for reconfigurable applications based on the AMBA High-Speed Bus (AHB). The architecture features multiple low-area fly by DNA blocks for transferring configuration data. Furthermore, the architecture eliminates the use of energy-consuming instructions used in comparable commercial reconfigurable SoCs. The flyby DMA blocks achieve a reduction of up to 98% in the number of gates found in general-purpose DMA controllers. The DMA blocks also achieve the flyby throughput which halves the number of clock cycles used in conventional DMA for data transfer. We also demonstrate the presence of parallel processing which contributes to improved system performance of the proposed architecture over commercial comparatives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASP-DAC 2005: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASIA AND SOUTH PACIFIC DESIGN AUTOMATION CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1256-1259
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8736-8
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event10th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference - Shanghai
Duration: 18 Jan 200521 Jan 2005

Conference

Conference10th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference
CityShanghai
Period18/01/0521/01/05

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