Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering, 2004. International Conference on (2006)
Sept. 13, 2006 to Sept. 17, 2006
Torsten Mehlan , Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Jochen Strunk , Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Torsten Hoefler , Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Frank Mietke , Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Wolfgang Rehm , Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
This work introduces the definition of a new Interface for Reconfigurable Systems (IRS). Since modern FPGAs support dynamic and partial reconfiguration, new core modules may be configured during normal operation. User applications are expected to benefit from the support of current FPGA hardware. To access this hardware there is a need for a well-defined interface. This paper proposes an Application Programming Interface (API) that meets the requirements of fast hardware access, portability and ease of use. Moreover the work explains how to implement the services for a maximum of portability.
J. Strunk, T. Hoefler, T. Mehlan, F. Mietke and W. Rehm, "IRS - A Portable Interface for Reconfigurable Systems," International Symposium on Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering(PARELEC), Bialystok, 2006, pp. 187-191.