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Integrated Floorplanning, Module-Selection, and Architecture Generation for Reconfigurable Devices

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3 Author(s)
Smith, A.M. ; Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Imperial Coll. London, London ; Constantinides, G.A. ; Cheung, P.Y.K.

This paper is concerned with the application of formal optimization methods to the design of mixed-granularity field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). In particular, we investigate the appropriate mix and floorplan of heterogeneous elements: multipliers, RAMs, and lookup table (LUT)-based logic, in order to maximize the performance of a set of digital signal processing (DSP) benchmark applications, given a fixed silicon budget. A mathematical programming framework is introduced, along with a set of heuristics, capable of providing upper-bounds on the achievable reconfigurable-to-fixed-logic performance ratio. Moreover, we use linear-programming bounding procedures from the operations research community to provide lower-bounds on the same quantity. Our results provide, for the first time, quantifications of the optimal performance/area-enhancing capability of multipliers and RAM blocks within a system context. The approach detailed provides a formal mechanism to explore future technology nodes.

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Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

June 2008

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