Issue No.04 - July/August (2007 vol.27)
Ivan Gonzalez , George Washington University
Estanislao Aguayo , CIEMAT
Sergio Lopez-Buedo , Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2007.72
Hardware acceleration significantly increases the performance of embedded systems built on programmable logic. Allowing a FPGA-based MicroBlaze processor to self-select the coprocessors it uses can help reduce area requirements and increase a system's versatility. With a simple hardware arrangement, requiring only a few external connections and no additional components, low-cost FPGAs such as Xilinx's Spartan-3 can become self-reconfigurable platforms.
reconfigurable hardware, special-purpose and application-based systems, real-time and embedded systems, algorithms implemented in hardware
Ivan Gonzalez, Estanislao Aguayo, Sergio Lopez-Buedo, "Self-Reconfigurable Embedded Systems on Low-Cost FPGAs", IEEE Micro, vol.27, no. 4, pp. 49-57, July/August 2007, doi:10.1109/MM.2007.72