FPGA dynamic and partial reconfiguration: A survey of architectures, methods, and applications

Kizheppatt Vipin, Suhaib A. Fahmy

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Abstract

Dynamic and partial reconfiguration are key differentiating capabilities of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). While they have been studied extensively in academic literature, they find limited use in deployed systems. We review FPGA reconfiguration, looking at architectures built for the purpose, and the properties of modern commercial architectures. We then investigate design flows and identify the key challenges in making reconfigurable FPGA systems easier to design. Finally, we look at applications where reconfiguration has found use, as well as proposing new areas where this capability places FPGAs in a unique position for adoption.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3193827
JournalACM Computing Surveys
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2018

Keywords

  • Dynamic reconfiguration
  • Field programmable gate arrays
  • Partial reconfiguration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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