Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing [electronic resource] / edited by Stamatis Vassiliadis, Dimitrios Soudris.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2007Description: online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781402065057Subject(s): Engineering | Computer hardware | Computer network architectures | Software engineering | Electronics | Systems engineering | Engineering | Circuits and Systems | Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems | Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation | Computer Systems Organization and Communication Networks | Computer HardwareAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.3815 LOC classification: TK7888.4Online resources: Click here to access online
I -- A Survey of Existing Fine-Grain Reconfigurable Architectures and CAD tools -- A Survey of Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Architectures and Cad Tools -- Case Studies -- Amdrel -- A Coarse-Grain Dynamically Reconfigurable System and Compilation Framework -- Polymorphic Instruction Set Computers -- ADRES & DRESC: Architecture and Compiler for Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Processors -- A Taxonomy of Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines.
Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing gives the basic concepts and building blocks for the design of Fine- (or FPGA) and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Architectures. Recently-developed integrated architecture design and software-supported design flow of FPGA and coarse-grain reconfigurable architecture are also described. Part I consists of two extensive surveys of FPGA and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Architectures: The FPGA technology is defined, which includes architecture, logic block structure, interconnect, and configuration methods and existing fine-grain reconfigurable architectures emerged from both academia and industry. Additionally, the implementation techniques and CAD tools developed to facilitate the implementation of a system in reconfigurable hardware by the industry and academia are provided. In addition the features, the advantages and limitations of the coarse-grain reconfigurable systems, the specific issues that should be addressed during the design phase, as well as representative existing coarse-grain reconfigurable systems are explained. In Part II, case studies, innovative research results about reconfigurable architectures and design frameworks from three projects AMDREL, MOLEN and ADRES&DRESC, and, a new classification according to microcoded architectural criteria are described. Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing is an essential reference for researchers and professionals and can be used as a textbook by undergraduate, graduate students and professors. Foreword by Yale Patt, Jim Smith and Mateo Valero