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In current reconfigurable architectures, the interconnection structures increasingly contribute more to the delay and power consumption. The demand for increased clock frequencies and logic density (smaller area footprint) makes the problem even more important. Three-dimensional (3D) architectures are able to alleviate this problem by accommodating a number(More)
Partial reconfiguration is possible to deliver virtually unlimited hardware resources since it enables dynamic allocation and de-allocation of tasks onto a reconfigurable architecture, while the rest tasks continue to operate. However, in order to benefit from this flexibility, partial reconfiguration has to be appropriately applied. Among others, the(More)
A novel bitstream generation algorithm and its software implementation are introduced. Although this tool was developed for the configuration of AMDREL FPGA reconfigurable platform, it could be used to program any other compatible device. This tool is the only one known academic implementation for FPGA configuration with such features. Among them are the(More)
Summary form only given. A complete system for the implementation of digital logic in a fine-grain reconfigurable platform is introduced. The system is composed of two parts: The fine-grain reconfigurable hardware platform (FPGA) on which the logic is implemented and the set of CAD tools for mapping logic to the FPGA platform. The novel energy-efficient(More)
The execution runtime usually is a headache for designers performing application mapping onto reconfigurable architectures. In this article we propose a methodology, as well as the supporting toolset, targeting to provide fast application implementation onto reconfigurable architectures with the usage of a Just-In-Time (JIT) compilation framework.(More)
In current reconfigurable architectures, the interconnect structures increasingly contribute to the delay and power consumption budget. The demand for increased clock frequencies and logic availability (smaller area foot print) makes the problem even more important, leading among others to rapid elevation in power density. Three-dimensional (3D)(More)
System design, especially for low power embedded applications often profit from a heterogeneous target hardware platform. The application can be partitioned into modules with specific requirements e.g. parallelism or performance in relation to the provided hardware blocks on the multicore hardware. The result is an optimized application mapping and a(More)
In this paper, the EX-VPR tool, which used for architecture level exploration, is presented. This tool belongs to an integrated framework (MEANDER) for mapping applications into a fine-grain reconfigurable platform (FPGA). Having as input VHDL description of an application, the framework produces the appropriate configuration bitstream. The proposed tool(More)
This paper introduces a software supported methodology for exploring/evaluating 3D FPGA architectures. Two new CAD tools are developed: (i) the 3DPR0 for placement and routing on 3D FPGAs and (ii) the 3DPower for power/energy estimation on such architectures. We mainly focus our exploration on the total number of layers and the amount of vertical(More)
A complete system for the implementation of digital logic in a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) platform is introduced. The novel power-efficient FPGA architecture was designed and simulated in STM 0.18 μm CMOS technology. The detailed design and circuit characteristics of the Configurable Logic Block, the interconnection network, the switch box and the(More)