Effective reconfigurable design: The FASTER approach

D. N. Pnevmatikatos, T. Becker, A. Brokalakis, G. N. Gaydadjiev, W. Luk, K. Papadimitriou, I. Papaefstathiou, D. Pau, Oliver Pell, C. Pilato, M. D. Santambrogio, D. Sciuto, D. Stroobandt

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While fine-grain, reconfigurable devices have been available for years, they are mostly used in a fixed functionality, "asic-replacement" manner. To exploit opportunities for flexible and adaptable run-time exploitation of fine grain reconfigurable resources (as implemented currently in dynamic, partial reconfiguration), better tool support is needed. The FASTER project aims to provide a methodology and a tool-chain that will enable designers to efficiently implement a reconfigurable system on a platform combining software and reconfigurable resources. Starting from a high-level application description and a target platform, our tools analyse the application, evaluate reconfiguration options, and implement the designer choices on underlying vendor tools. In addition, FASTER addresses micro-reconfiguration, verification, and the run-time management of system resources. We use industrial applications to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed framework and identify new opportunities for reconfigurable technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReconfigurable Computing
Subtitle of host publicationArchitectures, Tools, and Applications - 10th International Symposium, ARC 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783319059594
Publication statusPublished - 1-Jan-2014
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Symposium on Reconfigurable Computing: Architectures, Tools, and Applications, ARC 2014 - Vilamoura, Portugal
Duration: 14-Apr-201416-Apr-2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8405 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th International Symposium on Reconfigurable Computing: Architectures, Tools, and Applications, ARC 2014

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