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Placement and routing tools for the Triptych FPGA

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4 Author(s)
Ebeling, C. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Washington Univ., Seattle, WA, USA ; McMurchie, L. ; Hauck, S.A. ; Burns, S.

Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are becoming an increasingly important implementation medium for digital logic. One of the most important keys to using FPGAs effectively is a complete, automated software system for mapping onto the FPGA architecture. Unfortunately, many of the tools necessary require different techniques than traditional circuit implementation options, and these techniques are often developed specifically for only a single FPGA architecture. In this paper we describe automatic mapping tools for Triptych, an FPGA architecture with improved logic density and performance over commercial FPGAs. These tools include a simulated-annealing placement algorithm that handles the routability issues of fine-grained FPGAs, and an architecture-adaptive routing algorithm that can easily be retargeted to other FPGAs. We also describe extensions to these algorithms for mapping asynchronous circuits to Montage, the first FPGA architecture to completely support asynchronous and synchronous interface applications.

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Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 4 )