Dynamic Module Library Generation for FPGA-based Run-Time Reconfigurable Systems
Bowen, John Kipp
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Modern Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) can implement entire run-time reconfigurable systems using partial reconfiguration. Module-based run-time reconfiguration permits the construction of custom applications at run-time using pre-compiled Intellectual Property (IP) from a module library. The need for both flexible module placement and custom inter-module communication is mostly ignored by existing modular run-time reconfiguration approaches and few existing tool flows for module generation address the need for automation. This thesis introduces an automated compile-time tool flow for generating dynamic modules that allow flexible run-time placement and communication synthesis.
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