Architecture-aware reconfiguration-centric floorplanning for partial reconfiguration

Kizheppatt Vipin, Suhaib A. Fahmy

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Partial reconfiguration (PR) has enabled the adoption of FPGAs in state of the art adaptive applications. Current PR tools require the designer to perform manual floorplanning, which requires knowledge of the physical architecture of FPGAs and an understanding of how to floorplan for optimal performance and area. This has lead to PR remaining a specialist skill and made it less attractive to high level system designers. In this paper we introduce a technique which can be incorporated into the existing tool flow that overcomes the need for manual floorplanning for PR designs. It takes into account overheads generated due to PR as well as the architecture of the latest FPGAs. This results in a floorplan that is efficient for PR systems, where reconfiguration time and area should be minimised.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReconfigurable Computing
Subtitle of host publicationArchitectures, Tools and Applications - 8th International Symposium, ARC 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages13
Volume7199 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing, ARC 2012 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Mar 19 2012Mar 23 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7199 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference8th International Symposium on Applied Reconfigurable Computing, ARC 2012
CityHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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