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Optimized local interconnect for cluster-based Mesh FPGA architecture

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3 Author(s)
Marrakchi, Z. ; LIP6, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France ; Mrabet, H. ; Mehrez, H.

This paper presents an improved cluster-based Mesh architecture called Mesh of Tree. The intra-cluster interconnect has an optimized Tree topology allowing to connect external signals and local feedbacks to logic blocks inputs. Unlike the well known VPR cluster-based Mesh architecture, the depopulated local interconnect allows to consider sizeable clusters. Moreover density is improved and interconnect switches requirement is reduced by 42% compared to the VPR-based architecture.

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Microelectronics, 2008. ICM 2008. International Conference on

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14-17 Dec. 2008