Brandon Blodget

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The paper describes architectural enhancements to Xilinx FPGAs that provide better support for the creation of dynamically reconfigurable designs. These are augmented by a new design methodology that uses pre-routed IP cores for communication between static and dynamic modules and permits static designs to route through regions otherwise reserved for(More)
This paper presents a lightweight approach for embedded reconfiguration of Xilinx Virtex II¿ series FPGAs. A hardware and software infrastructure is reported that enables an FPGA to dynamically reconfigure itself under the control of a soft microprocessor core that is instantiated on the same array. The system provides a highly integrated, lightweight(More)
A self-reconfiguring platform is reported that enables an FPGA to dynamically reconfigure itself under the control of an embedded microprocessor. This platform has been implemented on Xilinx Virtex IItm and Virtex II Protm devices. The platform’s hardware architecture has been designed to be lightweight. Two APIs (Application Program Interface) are(More)
Modular systems implemented on Field-Programmable G ate A rrays c an benefi t from being able to load and unload modules at run-time, a c onc ept th at is of muc h interest in th e researc h c ommunity. W h ile dynamic partial rec onfi guration is possible in V irtex series and S partan series FPG A s, th e c onfi guration arc h itec ture of th ese dev ic(More)
Current trends show that partial and dynamic reconfiguration can be used in adaptive systems. These systems are able to adapt themselves to the demand of their environment during run-time. This flexibility can be used for many industrial applications. Unfortunately the current documentation for using this methodology isn’t sufficient. This gap should be(More)
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