A Novel Routing Architecture for Field-Programmable Gate-Arrays

  title={A Novel Routing Architecture for Field-Programmable Gate-Arrays},
  author={Alexander Danilin and Martijn T. Bennebroek and Sergei Sawitzki},
A novel routing fabric is introduced that offers high flexibility at significantly lower silicon cost compared to routing fabrics currently incorporated in Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices, IP cores, and IP-core wrappers. This fabric is entirely constructed from multiplexers and unidirectional point-to-point connections, controlled by configuration bits. Key in optimizing its efficiency is to derive an appropriate connectivity pattern between logic blocks. Although this problem is… CONTINUE READING

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  • For a fabric connecting 4-input Look-Up-Tables, area savings of 60% are demonstrated when routing applications from the MCNC benchmark set.

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