Proceedings of International Conference on Application Specific Systems, Architectures and Processors: ASAP '96 (1996)
Aug. 19, 1996 to Aug. 23, 1996
B.K. Fawcett , Xilinx Inc., San Jose, CA, USA
J. Watson , Xilinx Inc., San Jose, CA, USA
In-system-programmable, SRAM-based Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) can be used to create processors and coprocessors whose internal architecture as well as interconnections can be reconfigured to match the needs of a given application. Exploiting the inherent speed and parallelism of a hardware solution, FPGA-based coprocessors can execute computationally-intensive tasks while maintaining the flexibility of a programmable solution. The successes of this approach have led to the introduction of the first FPGA devices designed for coprocessing applications; the XC6200 FPGA architecture features an SRAM control store, abundant registers, on-chip memory capability, support for high-speed full or partial reconfiguration, and a flexible, hierarchical routing scheme.
field programmable gate arrays; reconfigurable architectures; coprocessors; SRAM chips; reconfigurable processing; SRAM-based field programmable gate arrays; processors; coprocessors; internal architecture; interconnections; computationally-intensive tasks; programmable solution; XC6200 FPGA architecture; SRAM control store; on-chip memory capability
J. Watson and B. Fawcett, "Reconfigurable Processing With Field Programmable Gate Arrays," Proceedings of International Conference on Application Specific Systems, Architectures and Processors: ASAP '96(ASAP), Chicago, IL, 1996, pp. 293.