Thomas C. P. Chau

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—A complete circuit-level description of a representative FPGA is presented in this paper, from which a simple RC delay model as a function of architectural and technology parameters is derived. Using this model, the expression for the optimal delay of any path through the FPGA can be formulated. We distill our model into being purely architecture(More)
Via-programmable gate arrays (VPGAs) offer a middle ground between application specific integrated circuits and field programmable gate arrays in terms of flexibility, manufactuing cost, speed, power and area. In this paper, we present a novel VPGA logic cell, the complementary universal logic gate (CULG) which can be used to implement both sequential and(More)
A design approach is proposed to automatically identify and exploit runtime reconfiguration opportunities with optimised resource utilisation by eliminating idle functions. We introduce Reconfiguration Data Flow Graph, a hierarchical graph structure enabling reconfigurable designs to be synthesised in three steps: function analysis, configuration(More)
This paper presents a heterogeneous reconfigurable system for real-time applications applying particle filters. The system consists of an FPGA and a multi-threaded CPU. We propose a method to adapt the number of particles dynamically and utilise the run-time reconfigurability of the FPGA for reduced power and energy consumption. An application is developed(More)
We describe the architecture of a structured ASIC fabric in which the logic and routing can be customized using three masks. A standard Cadence based design flow is employed, and using an active dynamic backlight controller as an example, performance is compared to that of an ASIC implementation in the same technology.
This paper presents how field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are used to accelerate the Sequential Monte Carlo method for air traffic management. A novel data structure is introduced for a particle stream that enables efficient evaluation of constraints and weights. A parallel implementation for this streaming data structure is designed, and an analytical(More)
—We present Automatic Reconfigurable Design Efficient Global Optimization (ARDEGO), a new algorithm based on the existing Efficient Global Optimization (EGO) methodology for automating optimization of reconfigurable designs targeting Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology. It is a potentially disruptive design approach: instead of manually(More)
Background MRI-guided Electrophysiology (EP) procedures integrate real-time MRI images with catheter position during Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of arrhythmias [1]. Using simultaneous MR catheter tracking and imaging [2], this technology can both guide catheter manipulation and provide dynamic assessment of lesion efficacy [3]. Despite advances in(More)