Steve Ferrera

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In order to pose a successful challenge to conventional processor architectures, reconfigurable computing systems must achieve significantly better performance than conventional programmable processors by both greatly reducing the number of clock cycles required to execute a wide range of applications and achieving high clock rates when implemented in(More)
The volatile nature of the SRAM ce l l s that hold configuration state in most current reconfigurable logic devices is a significant limitation, requiring that the device be re-programmed each t ime power is applied. In this paper, w e present a new class of reconfigurable logic elements based on magnetoelectronic devices, known as hybrid Hall effect (HHE)(More)
In this paper, we introduce a reconfigurable fabric based around a new class of circuit element: the hybrid Hall effect (HHE) magnetoelectronic device. Because they incorporate a ferromagnetic element, HHE devices are inherently non-volatile, retaining their state without a power supply. In addition, HHE devices are extremely well-suited to implementing(More)
The Amalgam programmable-reconfigurable processor is designed to provide the computational power required by upcoming embedded applications without requiring the design of application-specific hardware. It integrates multiple programmable processors and blocks of reconfigurable logic onto a single chip, using a clustered architecture, similar to the one(More)
Amalgam is a novel architecture for multifunction embedded systems. It integrates multiple reconfigurable and programmable processing resources (known as clusters) to achieve high-performance with low design effort on a variety of multimedia applications. The reconfigurable cluster (RClust) enables Amalgam to exploit the natural parallelism and operator(More)
Magnetoelectronic devices, which combine ferromagnetic materials with conventional silicon structures, o er the potential to add non-volatile storage to electronic systems, eliminating their vulnerability to data loss due to power supply interruptions. We present a set of circuits, based on the Hybrid Hall E ect device, that combine logic with non-volatile(More)
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