Reconfigurable System Design: The Control Part

P.M. Heysters, Henri Bouma, Jaap Smit, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    Abstract

    Advancement in low-power hand-held multimedia systems requires exploration of novel system architectures. In conventional computer architectures, an increase in processing power also implies an increase in energy consumption. In a mobile system this results in a shorter operating-time. Limiting the generality of an architecture can improve its energy efficiency. However, application specific architectures have a number of drawbacks and are too restricted. Therefore, an application domain specific architecture is proposed. As part of an application domain specific architecture for the digital signal-processing domain, the Field Programmable Function Array (FPFA) was conceived. The FPFA is a reconfigurable device with a data-path that can be configured to implement a number of DSP algorithms energy efficiently. The flexibility in the FPFA results in a data-path that requires many control signals. To reduce the vast amount of control signals, the FPFA control-path uses a combination of configuration registers and vertical microprogramming.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication2nd PROGRESS workshop on Embedded Systems
    Place of PublicationVeldhoven, The Netherlands
    PublisherSTW
    Pages89-94
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)90-73461-26-X
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001
    Event2nd PROGRESS Workshop on Embedded Systems 2001 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 18 Oct 200118 Oct 2001
    Conference number: 2

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherSTW Technology Foundation

    Workshop

    Workshop2nd PROGRESS Workshop on Embedded Systems 2001
    Abbreviated titlePROGRESS
    CountryNetherlands
    CityVeldhoven
    Period18/10/0118/10/01

    Keywords

    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems
    • IR-36343
    • EWI-1526
    • METIS-201635
    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures

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