Issue No. 04 - July/August (2007 vol. 27)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2007.72
Ivan Gonzalez , George Washington University
Estanislao Aguayo , CIEMAT
Sergio Lopez-Buedo , Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
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
E. Aguayo, S. Lopez-Buedo and I. Gonzalez, "Self-Reconfigurable Embedded Systems on Low-Cost FPGAs," in IEEE Micro, vol. 27, no. , pp. 49-57, 2007.