Homogeneous NoC-based FPGA: The Foundation for Virtual FPGA

J. Yang, L. Yan, L. Ju, Y. Wen, S. Zhang, T. Chen

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Reconfigurable computing based on FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) has been a promising solution to improve the performance with high flexibility. However, the physical capacity limitation of FPGAs prevents its wide adoption in real world. In this paper, a homogeneous NoC-based FPGA architecture is proposed, in which reconfigurable and I/O resources are interconnected via NoC so that reconfigurable modules can be placed anywhere once enough space available. Meanwhile, a virtual FPGA is proposed with which over large circuit can be implemented on a limited capacity FPGA. The experiment verified that our approach can provide more flexible reconfiguration, and combing NOC on FPGA, the resource utilization increased within 44.7%-53.5% because of the fragment in CRs benefit from such kind of dynamic partial configuration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-7548-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7547-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010

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