Automated partial reconfiguration design for adaptive systems with CoPR for Zynq

Kizheppatt Vipin, Suhaib A. Fahmy

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Dynamically adaptive systems (DAS) respond to environmental conditions, by modifying their processing at runtime and selecting alternative configurations of computation. Field programmable gate arrays, with their support for partial reconfiguration (PR) represent an ideal platform for implementing such systems. Designing partially reconfigurable systems has traditionally been a difficult task requiring FPGA expertise. This paper presents a fully automated framework for implementing PR based adaptive systems. The designer specifies a set of valid configurations containing instances of modules from a standard library. The tool automates partitioning of modules into regions, floorplanning regions on the FPGA fabric, and generation of bitstreams. A runtime system manages the loading of bitstreams automatically through API calls.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines, FCCM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479951116
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


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